It's May! Boy have we seen a lot of changes these last few months, and I hope that everyone is well. I wanted to discuss the act of gratitude today!
There is so much going on in the media, and I have noticed many people feeling overwhelmed or hopeless due to what they see read online and in the paper. It's important for us to know what's going on in the world, but be mindful at all times and remain neutral. We're human so it's only natural that we have emotional reactions to what we see and hear, but do your best not to internalize every bit of news that you may come across. If there is one thing that helps me to remain emotionally balanced with ease, that one thing is remaining thankful in every moment of my life.
Practicing gratitude allows you to see the good in everything. I have had lot of practice in my childhood of course, experiencing loss, trauma, and lack of stability, but I wasn't making a conscious choice as a kid to be thankful. I just appreciated the good in my life and I was a kid! All you do is use your imagination and enjoy yourself. Now as I grow in life, and expand my spiritual awareness, I make it a point in every moment of everyday to find something to be thankful for.
This makes you feel fulfilled, alive, and helps you to really enjoy your life. Not only that, but have you ever heard of "law of attraction"? The more you are thankful, the more you things you attract in your life to be thankful for! Remember, your inner most thoughts are still a conversation with the universe!