GRATITUDE

We received an email yesterday morning from Rhonda Byrne of “The Secret Scrolls” that was one of those emails you want to read more than once, because it stops you dead in your tracks. It’s not that she said anything new, or anything startling. It’s that the right message, was delivered on the right day, at the right moment, to the right people. Does that ever happen to you? If and when you are in alignment with Source, this will happen to you more, and more, because you’ll be tuned in to the Universal radio station your heart needs to hear at every moment! Serendipity will occur constantly in your life, and it will seem like magical things keep happening everywhere you go! This is because your vibrations are positive, your heart and mind are clear, and you are connected to the Universal energy that is in alignment with EVERYTHING you want!

We all talk about and practice heartfelt gratitude, and for the most part I am sure we are all extremely grateful for all that we have. I say my prayers, and meditate daily, and experience deep gratitude for all that God gives me on a daily basis, and for all I have been blessed with in my life. I read this email however, and I was reminded that when I occasionally have counterproductive attitudes, behaviors or even a hint of negativity in my day..I am being ungrateful. What does that do? I STOPS that Universal Energy and Positive Flow of Attraction to My Life! I want to keep this post short as this is a very powerful concept in a very few words. If you would, please comment below on how this strikes you. Have you noticed this? How?  I APPRECIATE you being here in this moment!!

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Living Life in Gratitude

by limitlesslaura

A New Contributor

“The Gratitude Goddess”  Shanna Maretsky

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,”thank you,” that would suffice.”

-Meister Eckhart

Thank you.

Is it possible that those two little words could be the key to abundance and even better, true happiness?

I’m no stranger to the law of attraction. For years, though, attracting joy and abundance seemed impossible.

Impossible, because I didn’t believe it.

Impossible, because I focused on the multitude of negative circumstances that had come my way and while at first I couldn’t actually see it, it became evident that the more I focused on the negative, the more it was that negativity seemed to surround me.

I was buried. Day after day I was caught up in a cycle of misery. I hated my job, my personal life was in shambles, and I was so far away from being my true, authentic self that I’d often cry myself to sleep wondering how I got myself into this place.

Who’s life was I living? How did I get here? But more importantly, HOW do I change it?

For me, changing my life meant creating a clean slate, and starting all over. I left the familiarity of my roots in California, and transplanted myself to Salt Lake City, Utah. It was drastic move: a complete gamble. I had the safety and security of my family to count on, but beyond that, I had no idea what I was going to do.

I made superficial changes, got a new hairstyle, went to parties, found a job to get me by, and all in all I was making it. I had started over, but didn’t have any true direction. Six months into this “recovery” process, I wasn’t really any better off. I realized that I had run away from some of the physical issues that were holding me back but continued to allow the negativity concerning what I was lacking to dictate the course of my reality.

“It’s the law of attraction,” my mom said. I had heard it so many times, I’m sure at one point I just stopped listening. But as it turns out, the simple principle of saying Thank You was the answer I had unknowingly been seeking all along.

She simply pointed out to me that what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.

Maybe that was it. Could it really be that simple?

Oprah Winfrey says it perfectly,  “I live in the space of thankfulness — and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased.”

I began to wonder…How could I live in a space of thankfulness?

And suddenly, as easily as you can turn on a light switch, I changed my mindset.

Look at how much I had to be thankful for. I often said, out loud even, that on my very worst day in this new life of mine, it could never even compare to the unhappiness I was living in before. How could I not be thankful?

For the first time, I was in control. I could make the choice, because it is a choice, to BE positive and BE in gratitude and BE happy.

When you can learn to be grateful no matter what happens in your life, and say thank you for everything your entire world will change.

Say thank you to a friend for being there when you needed her.

 

Say thank you for the sunshine on a warm spring day.

 

Say thank you for the morning cup of coffee that motivates and comforts you.

 

Say thank you—even for the challenges, seeing them as opportunities for learning and growth.

 

Say thank you, because you can know with an unshakable faith that no matter what happens, you’ll get through it.

 

Say thank you for the trust to believe that it’s true.

Now, hear this though. Just because it’s SIMPLE, doesn’t mean it’s EASY. There are times when it’s hard to be grateful. It’s in those moments however, when you feel the LEAST thankful, that you can benefit the MOST from it.

This past November, I embarked on an experiment. Why wait till Thanksgiving to be thankful? I chose to recognize one thing, every day for the entire month that I was grateful for. I would then post these acknowledgements to the universe, and in this age of technology, my public statement came in the form of a Facebook status update.

What happened next astonished me. It became increasingly easy to find things to be thankful for. At one point I even said it was hard to limit myself to just one public outpour of gratitude per day. So I didn’t hold back. Friends and family soon commented, “What a great idea, I’m going to do this too!” I was quickly distributing a gift to everyone I knew-the gift of gratitude.

The more I acknowledged the goodness that surrounded me, the more I had to be grateful for, and as if it were magic, more good things began to happen and I was blissfully more aware of them then ever.

Needless to say, the gratitude didn’t stop at the end of the month, or even the end of the year. It multiplied and flourished and continues to surprise me every single day.

I’d like to share this simple gift with you, too.

The gift is this–

Focus on gratitude.

“Gratitude truly opens your eyes to the incredible abundance that is all around you. Make gratitude your constant companion and that abundance becomes yours to live.”- Ralph Marston

This will be a new Category “Tab” The Gratitude Goddess with continuing content from time to time.

Click here and Here To read previous Posts from or About Laura’s Daughters Shanna & Rachel (that cannot be moved)

Note: The Goddess Known As Jacqui Gates Thoroughly Loves Shanna’s Self Labeling..

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Your Appreciation Challenge

by limitlesslaura

Sometimes life moves awfully fast. We are creating and moving while dodging the obstacles of life!  We are BEING called to our purpose, and living the greatness of who we are, while knowing there’s so MUCH MORE for us to BE, GIVE, and REALIZE. While life keeps moving there is a force so much greater than we can ever imagine, that upholds us, guides us and gives us the strength to keep building our dream. God, Your Higher Power, The Universe or whatever you choose to believe, responds in kind to this force almost like a MULTIPLIER. It grants us more of what we desire, the more we tap into the force. Conversely, if we back away from it, it retracts, in kind. This force is the energy of GRATITUDE, and it’s even higher companion..APPRECIATION.

Here’s your CHALLENGE..Start a Gratitude Journal if you do not already have one.

Write down 5 things DAILY that you are GRATEFUL for….Do it for a Minimum of 30 days!

Thanks to Bonnie Waters for sharing this video with me

Part 2-Then Sincerely…Get into the Emotion Of Appreciation for these 5 things, and really feel them.

Esther Hicks (Abraham)  explains below the VIBRATION of APPRECIATION..and what it will do to Energize The Law Of Attraction in your life:

If you accept my challenge..send me an email to morris@larryandlauramorris.com So we can stay in touch on our progress!

Please do share below what you are GRATEFUL FOR! What is it that you TRULY Appreciate?

We Appreciate YOU for being here NOW!

With Love!

The Limitless…

Laura Morris

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