In the world today, we encounter a lot of negativity, pain, stress and wake up with far too much to do, far too much to think about, far too many concerns, and far too many problems.
So instead of complaining, I recommend getting in the habit of giving gratitude on a daily basis and appreciating your loved ones and the simple things of life.
Start each day with inspiration and gratitude to help make it through the day with positive thoughts. As more of your thoughts and words become positive, you’ll start attracting more positive people and circumstances. The goal is to eventually start showing your gratitude, appreciation and love for the people and things around you on a daily basis.
The more you do it, the easier it will become.
But the problem is that most people run from hardship. It’s why the news can be so addicting. We all want to know what not to do to prevent the latest newsworthy predicament from happening to us. In fact, it’s normal to want to avoid pain and suffering. It’s inviting them in that often indicates a problem.
Human beings are made to be resilient. It’s during difficult moments when we are given the opportunity to not just rise to the occasion, but learn something profound about ourselves. We may discover, for example, that we are a lot stronger and courageous than we originally thought. We may even find our true purpose and meaning in life.
I wonder why it takes something like Hurricane Sandy to snap you into consciousness of the many things in your life to be grateful for?
And not only things like a roof over our head, electricity, running water, Internet and telephone service, but more so that we have family, friendships, good health, and are safe and alive.
We live in a world that relies so much on technology, that whenever it’s taken away it makes us feel extremely vulnerable because it seems as though we’ve lost everything. Yet, it’s ironic how in feeling vulnerable it brings us closer together in human contact because we see how much we need one another for support.
I ask through this post, that you each share energy, prayer, positive thoughts, and love with those who have been seriously affected by this hurricane because it’s going to take weeks and possibly months for these people to repair.
And please take a moment to reflect on all the things in your life to be grateful for.
We all need to reflect on what is really important in our lives – not the material things we all take for granted but our family, friends and neighbors being safe. Possessions can be replaced, people can’t.
There are times when God and the universe grabs a hold of us by the short hairs to remind us that in all of the wonder of the world we DO need to be grateful for the things we have.
Let’s start allowing our gratitude to change our attitudes.