You are a creator. You create with every thought. Whatever you are thinking about, you are asking the Universe to bring it to you. You are saying, “This. I want more of this.” When you are grateful when good things come to you, the more good things you will receive. Gratitude connects you with the Divine.
Wallace Wattles, in his book, “The Science of Getting Rich” said this about gratitude: “You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it will receive the best.” Wattles believed that gratitude is a predictable and repeatable universal law; that when you live in gratitude, you are given more to appreciate.
When you become more aware of the moments of your life and engage your senses, you are able to appreciate the good, exciting and notable events which are happening. You realize that the essence of all you appreciate is constantly flowing into your reality. When you feel gratitude for little everyday things, you can boost your willpower and improve your impulse control. Gratitude can make you a more patient and loving person. Focus on the benevolence of other people, for when you feel supported by life, anxiety decreases. Remember that events and experiences are neither good nor bad. It is your belief about the event that creates judgment. Let go of negativity. All these abilities allow you to make better choices.
As a human being, you are physically wired to benefit from gratitude. There’s biochemical support for the anti-depressive effects. Mood-regulating chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and oxytocin are triggered while the stress chemical cortisol is inhibited. Gratitude reduces stress and improves emotional resiliency.
As a nation, we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Let this celebration serve as a reminder to be in a state of gratitude. Rather than being in a state of non-peace concerning any others, say a prayer of gratitude for their presence in your life and all that they have come to teach you. Be thankful for your family and your ability to love and care for others. Be thankful for your ability to receive love from others. Be grateful for the moments of your life.
“Life, even in the hardest times, is full of moments to savor. They will not come this way again, not in this way.” ~ Paula Rinehart
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