October 18     

Today's quotation:

What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around?  The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for.  This shifts your energy and starts to shift your thinking.

Joe Vitale

Today's Meditation:

It's easy to think of gratitude as a nice human trait, as something that we like to see other people express in their lives, and that most of us know we need to express more of in our lives.  But we don't often see gratitude as a force in our lives, as a source of positive energy that can literally be the catalyst for major changes not just in the ways that we see things, but also in the things that come our way on a day-to-day basis.

Gratitude is positive energy.  It's the conversion of latent energy in ourselves into something that can lift the spirits of other people, make them feel better and brighter, and change their own energy levels almost instantly.  That is, gratitude can be these things when it's expressed.  Gratitude unexpressed really doesn't do much for anyone else, though it can be very beneficial to us, ourselves.

And not all gratitude needs to be expressed to others.  I'm grateful for the fact that I'm able to use my body in many different ways, but that's not something that I need to share with others.  It is something, though, that brings me extra energy-- positive energy-- each time I consider this truth.  And my gratitude for the things I have actually helps to attract other things that I want, for my positive focus is a signal, a transmission tower, if you will, that emits positive energy into the world.  And as we all know from basic physics, like attracts like.

Gratitude is a beautiful thing.  But it also can be a very positive agent of change, if we only allow our gratitude to be an important part of who we are, constantly.

Questions to consider:

How might gratitude help you to change your life?

What does the positive energy of gratitude feel like?

Can we attract more things to be grateful for into our lives without feeling gratitude for what we have, first?

For further thought:

If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the Universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true.

Wallace Wattles

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