Every day is a blessing, and each moment there are many things we must remember to be grateful for. The world opens up when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect (no pun intended). When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings.
There is always something to be grateful for, even when life seems hard. When times are tough, whether we're having a bad day or stuck in what may feel like an endless rut, it can be difficult to take the time to feel grateful. Yet, that is when gratitude can be most important. If we can look at our lives, during periods of challenge, and find something to be grateful for, then we can transform our realities in an instant. There are blessings to be found everywhere. When you focus on what is negative, our abundance can be easily missed. Instead, choosing to find what already exists in our lives that we can appreciate can change what we see in our world. We start to notice one blessing, and then another.
So know when you choose to be grateful, you will notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile is a gift. You begin to understand that difficulties are also invaluable lessons. The sun will always be shining for you when you are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day. A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure. Living in a state of gratitude allows us to spread our abundance because that is the energy we emanate from our beings. Because the world reflects back to us what we embody, the additional blessings that will inevitably flow our way give us even more to be grateful for. The universe wants to shower us with blessings. The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates and bestows us with more goodness. So, start the New Year right in a Bright Light!