Gratitude

If you’ve read many of my posts you know this is not the first time I’ve written about the power of finding something, anything, for which to be thankful. And it probably won’t be the last because that’s how important gratitude is. It is one of the most powerful forces that will turn a bad mood or a bad day into one of beauty and joy. Have you ever experienced this? I’d love to hear your story.

Here’s one of my recent gratitude miracles…

I was driving to meet with a client on a rainy day. I hadn’t slept well the night before and was a little tired and stressed. I had used EFT Tapping to help with all that but I could still feel a nagging negativity returning, trying to get a foothold on my day. This was not the energy I wanted to bring with me to my sweet client! So I tried my other ‘go-to’ remedy for turning my day around.

When I reached a traffic light and it was green, I said: “Thank you.” I noticed traffic was very mild and I said: “Thank you.” When I reached the next traffic light and it was red, I said “thank you” because I appreciated the stillness and the short break from driving in the rain. And I felt a small smile forming in my heart and on my face. The miracle had begun. The beauty of a positive attitude had returned and with that my day turned around. I brought positive energy to my client and she reflected that back to me. And for that, I was yet again grateful.

Your energy and spirit will quickly spiral upward when you take a moment to appreciate at least one of the 10,000 things around you that are just waiting to be noticed. Spiraling up and out of negativity, fear, sadness, or loneliness and into happiness.

When you’re down and nothing seems to be going right, or you’re convinced that life is total crap, please try this quick trick: Notice one thing, the most ridiculously small thing that you never thought to be thankful about and say “thank you” either aloud or to yourself. Then find one more small thing. And maybe one more just for fun. Then notice what happens. What have you got to lose? And please write to me and tell me your gratitude miracle story! I love hearing them. Thank you! 🙂

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Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.