Today I will leave aside my dating and Relationship advice to talk about a feeling that is even more extraordinary and rewarding than love…. Gratitude
This feeling which is probably one of the most difficult to embrace in our daily life, is nonetheless the one that brings a complete sense of well-being, and is responsible for most miracles (whichever sense you want to give the word, spiritual or not it does not matter) and create the best positive turn of any situation.
Gratitude has inspired a lot people. When you do a quick research on the internet, the list of quotations on the subject is endless.
One of my favourite is a quote by the great lady Oprah Winfrey which reads as follows:
“I know for sure that appreciating whatever shows up for you in life changes your personal vibration. You radiate and generate more goodness for yourself when you’re aware of all you have and not focusing on your have-nots.” — Oprah Winfrey
Have you noticed, Oprah starts by saying “I know”. She is talking from experience, as does anyone who, at any given moment of his existence, makes the conscious decision to be grateful for all good or less enjoyable moments that life brings.
Love is often considered as the ultimate feeling; however I say that before loving anyone, you have to start by being grateful for this person to be in your life.
Gratitude will make us even more in love, loving and loveable. The more we are grateful, the more we experience this peaceful, wise and true love, which gives us a feeling of well-being and, at the same occasion will attract positive people and circumstances to us.
Giving thanks to every circumstance that comes our way, paying more attention to all the good instead of the less desirable, smiling just for the fun of it, being grateful to feel our feet instead of focusing on the fact that they are actually freezing in the cold (it works I try it often), feeling appreciative for good health instead of repeating how tired we are, getting ready for the warmer days to come instead of only focusing on this dreadful winter (easier said than done I admit)…. so many little steps and mental exercises to help us be more grateful, to appreciate life and change it for the better and consequently see our loved ones being happier around us.
I want to end this article with another great quotation by Dr. Robert Holden:
“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” — Dr. Robert Holden
I invite us to take the resolution to practice more gratitude in our daily activities, and to change our view on things in order to make our life more enjoyable and to attract positive vibrations and miracles toward us. The key to have something that you desire is to start by being grateful for what you already have.