Guest Author - danielle barone
No matter where you are in your life, practicing gratitude can help you to feel better. Being grateful is about thanking a higher power for the good things in your life.
It does not matter how how big or small the things are that you are thankful for. The practice of being grateful creates an inner transformation that leads to good health both mentally and physically.
Gratitude helps you to magically attract good things into your life. This is because everything in the universe is made of positive and negative energy. When you shift your thinking to the positive, you unconciously send out signals that attract more of the positive to come into your life. When you are grateful you realize the good things you have, and attract more good.
Sometimes when you are dealing with stressful situations or people, you can forget what is good in your life. Gratitude reminds you of all that is good and possible. Gratitude helps you realize that good days and good times are ahead. Gratitude helps you to remember that you deserve to be happy and feel good about your life.
Take some time to think of the things that you are grateful for. Taking a few moments to write down anything at all that you are grateful for each day will help you to feel wonderful. If you are forgetful, if you lose sight of what is true, try keeping a gratitude notebook or journal as a way of remembering all that is good in your life. It is a way of reminding yourself that things are not as bad as you thought. It is a way of reminding yourself that you have good in your life.
Try this simple healing exercise before going to sleep each night or upon waking in the morning and it will help you to have peace of mind. If you are not feeling well, if you are depressed or anxious, if you are unhappy with your life, gratitude will move you closer to feeling good again. Remember that the smaller and simpler the things you are grateful for, the better you will feel. The process of gratitude brings feelings of happiness and contentment to your life.