Wednesday, December 07, 2011

{A Grateful Spirit is a Growing, Glowing One}

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Gratitude is becoming a powerful presence in my life. I'm learning it's impossible to simultaneously entertain thoughts that are both negative and positive. With gratitude,
as the saying goes, fear disappears and abundance appears. That's been such an awesome
realization for me, and I'm in love with the changes it's introduced to my reality.

The darkest moments can be brightened with appreciation. Grateful thinking opens me
up to accept love and realize how blessed I am -- with things both big and small. If I so
choose, I can regard everything that happens in my life as a gift from which I can learn and
grow. Of course, that's not always easy to do! I'm still making my way around that learning curve, but I'm enjoying the journey and better for it.

It's easy to focus on the things that trouble us, but it's often (and hopefully always!) true
that the good far outweighs the bad, on any given day. So, when I catch myself feeling
negative, sad, mad, irritated, overwhelmed, or otherwise filled with bad energy -- I can
bring light to my thinking if I pause to make a mental gratitude list. It never fails to
leave me feeling more at peace with my place and space in the Universe.

And for that, I am thankful.

2 comments:

Cottage Sisters said...

Well said Samara. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kristi said...

Hi Sam! I adore your new banner.
This post is a great messge, especially this time of year. I believe that attitude is everything and live my life waking up each day with a positive attitude and I know I am truly happier because of it. I hope things are going well for you :)