Feeling gratitude for all the blessings we receive, no matter what the dizzying pace, seems to be essential for our happiness. The “attitude of gratitude” does leave our hearts open to acceptance and trust.
This is the perfect time to be grateful – it is the time of Thanksgiving, a time of sharing, as we share the thanksgiving dinner with family or friends. However, what is the real meaning of thanks giving… Being thankful. There are many, many benefits of being grateful and thankful.
A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. –Plato
The very first thing to be grateful for is to look at what we do have in our life. You start to be grateful for all the things that you feel good about. This will shift your energy and begin to bring more into your life.
Feel the gratefulness of a brand new day, wake up and say Thank You! Thank you God and Angels for this day, thank you for your presence in my life, thank you for the sun, thank you for the rain, thank you for the coffee, (I love coffee) thank you for the food I have today. You can say thank you as many times you like. As you do this you are creating a day of positive energy, you are setting the frequency declaring the way you want to go. This is very powerful.
All great teachers and avatars have practiced gratitude. Beginning your day with thoughts and feelings of gratitude will change your day, will change your life.
If the only prayer you ever say in your life is Thank you. That will be enough. –Meister Eckhart.
How many of us wake up and do not look forward to a new day, without realizing that the more we complain of what we do not like, the more it will be presented to us. Being grateful helps focus and it reminds us of our priorities and of what is important. Often we get caught up worrying or focusing on little things that really are not all that important. We need to shift our focus. Take the attention off the problem and place it on something we are grateful for.
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude. –Clarence E. Hodges
When we feel ungrateful it’s impossible to bring more into our life, because the thoughts and feelings being emitted are negative emotions. These emotions cannot bring what we want. You need to feel you are enough, you have enough, and you will have enough and more.
Having an attitude of gratitude… will change your life!” Say thank you with every step you take.
One of the ways to practice gratefulness is to start a gratitude journal. Before you go to bed, you can write five things you are thankful for. It could be things experienced in that day, I usually say thank you for a great cup of coffee, or a wonderful talk with a friend today. Or something I am just thankful for, like my home, my children, and my health.
Benefits of Being Grateful
When we say “I thank you”, we open up to the powers of the universal forces and align with the energy of our heart. Being in a positive state of mental well-being is the ideal basis to give thanks with a grateful heart.
When living in gratitude, something powerful happens. Many people who practice daily gratitude say that their life has improved. They are more balanced, and usually feel a sense of calmness and peacefulness. Gratitude = happiness = harmony = peace.
One important factor is a grateful heart. When we express thankfulness to another person, the message needs to come from our heart. The heart center is what connects us with other people, giving us the power to love and to be loved. A simple gesture from your heart often means more than any sumptuous gift.
Gratefulness Creates Abundance
For whatever we are grateful for increases. By practicing thankfulness we actually create abundance.
Praise God for the joy and beauty of his creation, not the least of which the beauty of your own soul. As you continually thank God for what you are and what you have you will see how your abundance increases. – Creative Abundance.
Listen and experience the joy of music. As I awoke this morning The Gratitude Song – by Michael Farr was playing on the radio. I was amazed how the Angels brought this to my attention. Our Angels often bring important messages to our awareness… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bf1akDYakw
Power of Prayer
Through prayer, God causes things to happen on earth. Remember that God sends his Angels to support us and guard us on the journey. Praying to God, Divine Source, with the gift of the Angelic realms facilitates the process for guidance and protection, for inspiration and enlightenment.
Angels are intermediaries between God and humanity and in praying you also raise your vibration where you feel comforted and peaceful. Through prayers and the emotions of our heart, we create a sort of “magnetism” to pull in the flow of divine light. That means it is impossible for the Angels to ignore a sincere human request for assistance.
Prayer is powerful, and being grateful is as powerful. When you are grateful you acknowledge and believe your prayer will be answered. “Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
By learning how gratitude can align us with the higher realms of our being, we can truly raise our frequencies and enjoy the many blessings that will come into our life. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to practice with family or friends; you can give out small cards with thankful quotes, or just let others write down what they are grateful for and place these cards in a basket and offer thankfulness to God for all that is given.
When we practice living in gratefulness we discover the joys that life has to offer each day. Let us count our blessings today.
Thank You! Gracias! Merci! Danke!
May God and the Angels bless you abundantly,
Linda F. Torres
Angels Are Near Us