Ideas can be your saving grace. Ideas solve problems. Where do they come from? Ideas help, so who or what is offering that help? Whatever it is, it's certainly another opportunity to be grateful. That gratitude just might inspire even more wonderful ideas that can help.
Whenever we get wrapped up in thinking about all of the things we want, we can end up feeling a gnawing sense of lack. It's far more important to focus on your needs more than your wants. Take care of your needs, your true needs. Be grateful for them being fulfilled. Focus on that gratitude … Continue reading Needs
Gratitude is the quickest and best fix for a bad attitude. You can't be upset and focused on gratitude at the same time. You can't feel lack and gratitude at the same time. You can't be worried and focused on gratitude at the same time. Gratitude is the fix to these troubles and so much … Continue reading Gratitude
Until you decide to stop complaining, any chance at lasting peace and happiness in your life will be delayed. It doesn't matter if you meditate, or journal, or practice gratitude, if you finish them up with complaints, then all you're doing is playing with your happiness like a yo-yo, perpetually bouncing up and down. Stop … Continue reading Yo-yo
No matter what the situation is, gratitude is the solution. Focusing on gratitude lightens the mood, makes you feel better, and makes you see more clearly. Not enough can be said for the immense value that gratitude offers. And yet, all that needs to be said is that gratitude is the solution.
It's funny, but we tend to appreciate what we've earned much more than what we've been given. All of it deserves gratitude. But there's something so special about earning it, that makes it feel that much more valuable.
The best way to feel abundant is to generously give to others. It simply teaches you that you are abundant enough to be generous. Gratitude is also a powerful practice to feel abundant. Mash these two concepts together, and you will give thanks. Giving thanks is a wonderful way to feel abundant and lift those … Continue reading Give Thanks
It all comes down to gratitude. Gratitude is the magic elixir to make everything better. Have gratitude for what's currently in your life. Have gratitude for what's coming. And have gratitude for the things you'd like to let go. Gratitude helps with all of it, because it reminds you of how blessed you are, and … Continue reading Gratitude
Each and every breath you take is precious. The next one isn't necessarily guaranteed. That's just something to remember anytime you forget that your life, with all of its troubles and triumphs, is truly a gift. Be grateful for each breath you can take.
It's always best to start off right, in any endeavor, even it's simply getting up in the morning. And the absolute best way to start off, is by saying, "thank you." Start with gratitude, and you've started with magic.
An absolutely wonderful cure for any low mood, is gratitude. The way to switch from lack to abundance, is with gratitude. The best way to have solid relationships, is gratitude. It's recommended as a practice, because you should always practice gratitude, and never stop. Gratitude can bring you a dream life, if you bring it … Continue reading Gratitude
Hands down, the best state to be in, is in a state of gratitude. It's guaranteed to lift your spirits every time, and make you realize that you like your life because, well, you become grateful for it. Gratitude helps put things into perspective. It also helps clear the fog that might be clouding up … Continue reading Gratitude
There are all kinds of amazing stories from people who have had near death experiences and how now they've learned to appreciate their lives so much more. The thing is, any second is really a near death experience for all of us, because we are only a moment away from death at any given time. … Continue reading Near Death Experience
The idea of winning can be a trap. It implies lack. In order for someone to win, everyone else has to lose. It implies that there is not enough for everyone to win. Being obsessed with winning teaches you to be ever aware of this lack. Even when you win, you need to make sure … Continue reading Winning
The key to living a really wonderful life is to fully appreciate everything you have, and still be eager to achieve more and do even better. It's what author Alan Cohen describes as being happy and hungry. Be happy with your life as-is, cherish it and be grateful for all that you have, but keep … Continue reading Happy and Hungry
When you want to get in a good mood, or even in a better mood, count your blessings, We all have them. We have people that we love, and routines that give us comfort, even things that make us smile. Count all of those first. Once you get good at that, you'll discover that there … Continue reading Blessings
Life is a mystery. Yet it doesn't need to be fully understood to be meaningful. The mystery of life doesn't have to be solved before you can enjoy it. If you just practice forgiveness, express gratitude, and be a light to others, you'll have more than enough to understand that the meaning of life is … Continue reading Life
Everything in this world is constantly changing. We can't resit this, so we either evolve as we go along, or we deteriorate. Nothing is static. Nothing stays frozen in time. I mean there are days when my hair looks just right, and I wish I could just freeze it to stay put. But then I'd … Continue reading Evolve
The clearest path to understanding how to get the life that you want is to practice gratitude. Being grateful for what you have not only shows you how wonderful your life is already, in some respects, but that feeling of gratitude shows you how it feels to have a wonderful life, period. Your feelings indicate … Continue reading Gratitude
It's a wonderful life if you choose to see it that way. That's the great secret. Choose to look for the good. Choose to see your blessings more than your troubles. Try counting your blessings every night before you go to sleep. In no time, you'll start to wake up happier each morning, and naturally … Continue reading Wonderful Life
The best way to get out of a dark, funky mood, is to deliberately focus on gratitude. Start listing things that you are grateful for. It can be as seemingly simple as being grateful for the chair you're sitting in, or even for the socks on your feet. You can really get into it when … Continue reading Gratitude
Focus on gratitude. It's your saving grace. No matter what you may be going through, there is always, always something to be grateful for. Focusing on gratitude calms your worried mind, and helps joy to seep in. The more you focus on being grateful, the more you realize how blessed you really are. It's a … Continue reading Saving Grace
Gratitude turns what we have into enough. The best way to improve your mood is to focus on what you're grateful for. We have all suffered loss. We all have pain. It's part of the package deal with being a human. We also all enjoy the blessings that come with being human. Some of us … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Making gratitude a way of life, is the surest way to a joyful one. Feeling gratitude helps you realize that you already have enough. Feeling gratitude brings us to that feeling we are ultimately searching for in our quest for more. We tend to think we need things, because what we want is to feel … Continue reading Joyful
They say that life is short. Depending on what you're comparing it against, that could be true. But it doesn't need to be a devastating fact. It doesn't need to be a worry. There are two things that can help make that devastating worry vanish: appreciating each and every day as they come, and having … Continue reading Life
Speak up now. Take action today. Be prepared to have this be the last day you are remembered by, because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Love those around you. Forgive easily. Laugh and smile sincerely. Not because it puts others at ease, but because it makes life feel so much brighter for you, and because it … Continue reading Epic Days
Live your life, right now in the moment, and as fully as possible, if only for the sake of having these present moments be the cherished memories of your future self. Just imagine getting to the future, and the only memories you have are of that time you spent five hours looking at variations of … Continue reading Future Self
The key to creating a good life is to remember a simple truth. Whatever you focus on expands. We get to choose what we focus on. And if what we focus on expands, then it just makes good sense to focus on the blessings. Focus on all there is to be grateful for. Fill your … Continue reading A Good Life
You'll thank yourself if you follow a simple practice of being kind, loving and decent at all times. You'll be glad to know that no matter what others may have done, you took the high road. You'll be so grateful to be able to hold your head up high, free of regrets, because you acted … Continue reading Worth it
Everything you could possibly need to thrive in this moment is available to you right now, in this moment. Nothing more, nothing less. If you didn't have everything you needed for this moment, you would cease to exist in it. It seems to me that until you do cease to exist, the only thing you … Continue reading Moments
It is said that energy grows where attention flows. Whatever we focus our attention on is what expands. Since gratitude is such a wonderful feeling, it just makes good sense then to focus as much attention on it as possible. The benefits only multiply from practicing gratitude. You feel amazing focusing on what you're grateful … Continue reading Focus on Gratitude
It's so easy to get wrapped up in the petty inconveniences of life. But then out of nowhere, the earth can shake from underneath, and rattle you out of bed at 4 am, just to remind you that you don't have as much control over your life as you think you do. Major life-altering catastrophes … Continue reading Shook
To create a life of abundance, the most powerful state of mind you can cultivate, is an attitude of gratitude. We can't expect to gain anything more in our life if we aren't grateful for what we already have. What good would more do for us anyway, if we don't appreciate and have gratitude for … Continue reading Abundance
I think it's vitally important to be mindful not to hate anyone, even if they seem to be utterly hateful. If you fall for the trap of hating them, it only corrodes you and makes you a hater. Hating them does nothing to make them any less hateful. I say treat them like another thing … Continue reading Don’t fall for it
I can't go to sleep without having brushed and flossed my teeth. It's a daily habit I developed because taking care of myself is important to me. I also make sure each night that I've reminded myself of my blessings, and have practiced gratitude for them. And I make sure that I practice forgiveness, so … Continue reading Simple Habits
Are you living from a perspective of lack, or from a perspective of abundance? Lack causes your energy to contract and close in. Abundance causes your energy to be open and expand. Living with abundance doesn't necessarily mean that you're suddenly a billionaire. Living with abundance means that you feel open, expanded and at ease. … Continue reading Perspective
My absolute favorite moment of the day, is when I first wake up and realize that I'm awake! It feels like a light switch is turned on, and I'm surged with electricity. The first thought that pops into my head is Thank You-for my life, and then I get so excited at the thought of … Continue reading I’m awake!
Whenever I've gone into mental free fall, and I can sense the next stop will be full-on panic, I've learned to anchor into focusing on my breath. And, once I've stopped the cognitive plummet with a slow inhale, pause, and slow exhale, I've learned to then effectively climb back up out of the pit by … Continue reading Focus
As I start to turn in each night, I find myself thinking that it seems like I was just getting ready for bed last night... or last week... or last summer. The days rush by, and we each only get so precious few of them in one lifetime. Make sure you acknowledge the gift that … Continue reading Like sands through the hourglass…
We're all advised to have a daily practice to think of at least three things we're grateful for. It creates an attitude of gratitude. And an attitude of gratitude puts you into the vibration of abundance. That's when you attract all of the good things. Try it. Every day, list at least three things that … Continue reading Gratitude list
The things we want more and more of are only appealing as long as they are still an option. You may wish you could stay in bed forever, but ask a bedridden invalid how they feel about never getting up. You may want unlimited ice cream sundaes, but if that suddenly became the only food … Continue reading The Treasures of Life