Increasing Your Wealth With a Daily Gratitude List
An Attitude Adjustment
It was one of those weeks where everyday something went wrong. Regardless of how hard I tried to stay positive, even through the mounting trials each day brought, I just could not seem to find my usual comfort zone. Even the meditation, positive affirmations or a big bowel of ice cream sprinkled with a few sunflower seeds and a dollop of whipped cream didn't seem to help.
I was determined to find a way to bring myself out of this dark place and back into the light.
Being the bright young-lady - ahem, :) that I am, I said to myself, " self, it is time to switch gears and take action beginning now. You are the only one that can turn things around so how about we begin with an attitude adjustment?
I remember reading somewhere "change your thinking, change your life". In order to follow such wise council I began to list everything I was grateful for. In order to keep my mind from relapsing this is how I went about changing my thinking.
Defining Wealth And Giving Gratitude
I am not rich, but I am wealthy. My wealth is my family, friends, good health, nutritious food and a warm bed. If you are reading this to learn how to become wealthy in terms of material possessions and a huge bank account...this is the way to begin .
I personally know of several people who have gone from nothing to having it all, just through giving gratitude for what they have, even if what they have seems like nothing. There is an unlimited amount of resources available for increasing your wealth. Many of these begin with being grateful. This is the first step to increasing your wealth. When you add daily positive affirmations along with your gratitude list, just watch what happens!
4 Key Ways to Express Gratitude
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" -William A. Ward
One can express gratitude in different ways:
- Go for a walk
- Take a 'gratitude break' at the workplace. Allow your mind to focus on those things you take for granted: Breathing, seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling.
- Mentally make a list of three things you are grateful for during a nice warm shower or bath.
- Say 'thank you' more often to show gratitude.
Choose one of your favorite places to begin your list. Whether it's at the beach, under a shady tree at the nearby park, surround yourself with nature's finest. If you select the computer, make your list special by creating a word document. I place a lovely, peaceful, image at the beginning of my list to bring me a sense of peace and comfort such as a sunset or the ocean.
This list is your special creation. You can design this list any way you wish.
You may prefer to get nice and comfy on the sofa with a lite throw and big soft pillows. With soft, relaxing music in the background, pen and tablet at hand, you are ready to begin your gratitude list.
I am grateful for:
- Life itself
- Being loved
- Loving others
- My pets
- Great neighbors
- My home
- A beautiful area to live and grow in
- Todd...my older son...now surfing in heaven with his Dad
- My talents and gifts
- The mistakes I've made
- My Heavenly Father
- My vehicle
- Food and water
- My Doctor
- Nature in all its varieties and forms
- Hub Pages and the endless list of gratitudes that go with it
- First, I set the mood by filling the room or area with soft, sweet, music.
- Next, I engaged in some deep diaphragmatic breathing as I focus on each breath in preparation for releasing gratitude.
- Visualizing each individual blessing, I continue to focus on my breathing.
- I follow with ice cold purified water with orange slices. (The ice cold water keeps the mind alert). If you prefer, hot green tea (peppermint) may be a good choice as well.
- The idea is to be comfortable and totally relaxed. The deep breathing helps to focus and concentrate.
“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” -Albert Schweitzer
© 2011 Audrey Hunt