“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward
All I want to say is, “Holy Shit!” Sorry, trying not to be crude but it just seemed like an accurate choice of words. Those words explain how I feel a lot of the time. Sometimes the shit is bad, sometimes the shit is good! Today I’ll explain how the shit went from what I thought was very bad, to very, very good.
Recently, I needed a new place to live and felt tremendous anxiety, fear, and stress as I searched and searched and found nothing ‘livable’ in my budget. I remembered I had people watching out for me, people helping me, people close to me, and I felt grateful. I chose to let things fall into place without resistance then felt a certain calm as I let the tension melt away. Friends who were helping me brought with them a phone number, which led to a great rental, which led to an even better rental, which is where I sit typing this. Grateful doesn’t make a dent in how I feel.
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~Cynthia Ozick
Well there’s one for ya. Are you ready for another? You think I’m a little nuts for thinking a feeling of being grateful can benefit you? That’s fine….it’s working very well for me and I’m not stopping now. It’s all basically law of attraction stuff and I know people thinks it’s bullcrap and ya know what? That IS exactly why it doesn’t work for you (if you are that person & I hope you’re not). If you’re not, then maybe you figured out what I did……it freakin works!
Recently, I was irritated because I had to do my laundry at a laundromat, then realized I could have been looking for the nearest stream to beat my clothes against a rock. I suddenly felt immense gratitude I had that nearby laundromat, and soon after, a brand new washer and dryer found their way to me. Not just a basic one like I thought I would end up with, but the cool new front loading design! Instead of focusing on what I did not have, I refocused my energy on how much I already have.
“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” ~André Gide
Those are two examples from the last two months of my life, give or take a couple days. Ya know, I often wonder why people dismiss this idea so fast. People don’t trust something if it sounds too easy because it’s usually too good to be true. Maybe they feel they’re taking too big a chance and don’t want to look foolish or naïve? I don’t know why you wouldn’t wholeheartedly try it! What do you have to lose? Maybe an addiction to being a bitch? Could be….some people DO seem to enjoy it. All I say is take a chance….if it’s not working, maybe you’re doing it wrong? Maybe you need to learn patience?
Feel like you have what you need, be grateful, feel the emotion and excitement as if you have it all!