Gratitude is a powerful emotion. When you truly feel gratitude, you radiate positive energy. It's easier to accomplish anything you'd like in your life by feeling grateful beforehand... and by feeling grateful for all the things you already have. Someone wise once said; "Everything you need, you already have." In a world of always wanting and needing more, that sounds like a complete lie. I think it's not... it's just that our egos don't want to believe that sentence.
Filling out a gratitude journal decreases stress and makes you view the world as a more positive place. And of course you don't need an iPhone for it. Just buy a beautiful notepad and start writing. I got this one for my birthday a couple of years back: The Secret Gratitude Book. When I begun using it, magical things happened... and when I forgot about it, that's when things started to fall apart. I went through a very dark period in my life. I tried to get back to writing in my grateful journal but the feelings just weren't there. I had to make things up... eventually it got easier again and now I don't have to force it anymore. I truly FEEL grateful for so many things in my life.
Things that I've been truly grateful this morning are...
-being free of seasonal allergy symptoms => I've used Charles' seasonal allergy protocol and it's working as well as standard medication (I have spent all springs the past 20 years inside the house as my symptoms get as bad as asthma... this is the first time I actually have hope for enjoying the spring)
-my funny cats => you saw them in the last post... they are hilarious
-my great marriage => I'm grateful for our good connection and all the values we share
-my client Karita's success in her first figure competition => she placed 3rd last night :) I helped her with the supplements through BioSig (she's in the middle on the photo below)
-my motivation for studying => I believe I can achieve great things the more I know
-my home => our home renovation is finally done and I can enjoy our beautiful home
-my great health => actually I'm not there yet but I write this down every day because I know that if my mind can comprehend what it's like to be at my optimal health, it's more likely to happen :)
-my powerful body => I'm happy I can lift, run, jump and do whatever I like - I'm not at my optimal, but getting closer by every training session :)
When you save the day's notes on Happy Tapper's app, the app pops up a quote. Today it was this - love it!
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Ralph Waldo Emerson