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The Power of Gratitude

What is Gratitude? 

Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for what one has.

We experience gratitude in many ways. We feel grateful when we receive recognition from others, when we meet our needs, and when we are reassured that we belong or are valued.

Gratitude can make us healthier and happier. It can also improve our relationships with others if it is expressed to them.

Because like attracts like, with the Law of Attraction, when we express how grateful we are for what we have, we manifest more things to be grateful for.

What if I’m in a situation where there’s nothing to be grateful for?
Of course it can be difficult to feel grateful when you are experiencing challenging situations in life. But the magic of gratitude can help to shift terrible situations around. For example, being grateful for your lack of financial abundance can sometimes be the key to turning this around with a surprise cash boost or job offer etc.

Keeping a Gratitude Journal is a good way to keep up this practice. An excellent book which explains both the power of gratitude working alongside the Law of Attraction is “The Magic,” by Rhonda Byrne.

What Should You Write in Your Gratitude Journal?
You could simply start with writing 10 things you are grateful for each day. Or if 10 is too many, start with just 3 and try and make it a daily habit to write 3 different things in your journal each day.

A gratitude journal can be whatever you want it to be. It could be a physical one where you write your thoughts in a notebook, or via an app on your phone. It could be more of an online version where you post your thoughts on social media. Some people like to keep their gratitude journals as private as possible, while others share their reflections with friends and family who don’t have one themselves. It’s entirely up to you.

Music and Gratitude 
Even if you’re feeling down, music can be an incredible tool for helping you shift into a feeling of gratitude, especially when you sing along with the lyrics. You could create your own personalised play list using YouTube or Spotify.
Alternatively, here is a list of gratitude themed songs which you may find to be helpful!

Do you have a gratitude practice? Let us know in the comments!

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