This time of year is filled with the energy of gratitude. A time of giving thanks for the many blessings, gifts, and abundance in our lives.
It is not always easy to be grateful. Sometimes, it's more "familiar" to focus on the lack within our lives, to slip into the comparison game, or to blame everything outside of ourselves for the reality we currently exist in.
When we are in that space of lack, comparison, or blame, one way of leaning out of it is to simply acknowledge the little things. "Thank you, bed, for a comfortable place to sleep." "Thank you, dog, for greeting me with a wagging tail each morning." "Thank you, car/bus/bike, for getting me to where I need to be today."
Dipping our toe into the pool of gratitude is kind of like magic. It opens up our hearts, lifts our energy and allows us to start seeing new paths, new choices and even more gratitude.
I have two notecards on my vanity table. Each morning, as I get ready for the day, I read both:
"I bless and prosper everyone in my world today."
"Everyone in my world blesses and prospers me."
Remember... we ALL are connected. When we choose to LOVE everyone and everything unconditionally (starting with ourselves!), we inevitably then receive more and more ...and more love.
Happy Holidays. I am grateful for you.