Just recently I began keeping a gratitude journal. Until them I never realized how important a role gratitude played in our well being.
It's funny, when we focus on what we do have - and not what is missing - our entire outlook changes.
For example, I began to focus on how great a mood my husband was in and how kind he had been lately. It had been a long time since I had seen him smile so much. And the more I noticed it - the happier he seemed to be - and more often! Hmmm, I thought - maybe this is the key?
So when I sat down to do my bills, I began to get excited that I could pay each one. And believe it or not I even hurried one day to the post office so I could get the payment in the mail before it went out that day. Within hours, I received two unexpected jobs come in - that equaled the payment I had just made and more!
So yesterday I looked back. After completing about 3 weeks of daily recording all the great things that were happening in my life, I realized how lucky and blessed I really was.
Gratitude is the greatest form of love. When we focus on what we have - and we are thankful, we are sending out the highest form of energy that exists. For me it is becoming very exciting. I have started looking at all the little (and big) things that I have taken for granted for many years.
What we think upon grows. And even though I have a vision for the future - I can now move forward instead of with impatience - with gratitude! It's a much more peaceful place to be!