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Of all the positive emotion we can experience, the one that produces the highest vibration, according the the scientists who measure these things, is gratitude. It’s not joy, passion, or even love but gratitude that evokes our highest and most pure vibrational state.
This may be because heartfelt gratitude honors our Creator and, as a result, causes us to feel the other positive emotions.
What better day than the US celebration of Thanksgiving, to reflect on this.
On this day, it is a practice around our house, as it is for many people, to take time to reflect on those things we are grateful for in our lives. Actually, for Georgia and I, it is a regular practice. Over time, we have realized that by taking the time to express what we are grateful for each day, more good has come into our lives.
It’s a law – the law of attraction – that what we hold our attention on is attracted to us, therefore, it stands to reason that focusing on what we are grateful for in our lives will attract more of the same, namely that which to be grateful for.
Doing this does not need to be a long, drawn out process. Listing four or five things you are grateful for each day will hold you in this energy of appreciation which will activate the law and begin attracting to you more of that which you desire.
But . . . what if you don’t feel particularly thankful right now?
What if, like so many people, you’re having a difficult time and are feeling a bit of self pity?
Now, along comes Thanksgiving with all of its added pressures and family obligations and you’re faced with all those “grateful” people telling you to count your blessings.
“Bah, humbug!” you say, “if you felt like I do, you wouldn’t be so darned smiley.”
So just how can you change how you feel even when you’re feeling down and would rather just sit and have a pity party?
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there at one time or another and will probably be there again. We’ve all experienced times when we just did not feel very thankful. I know I have. We have all experienced times when life just seems to have singled us out for problems. What do we do then?
The fastest and most effective way I know to change how you’re feeling about yourself is to get out of yourself. Get out of your own problems and concerns. Go out and do something for someone else. I guarantee you will feel better after doing this.
You could do anything from volunteering to help feed the homeless at a soup kitchen, delivering a bag of groceries to someone in need, donating some of your unwanted, good condition, clothing, visiting someone in a hospital or nursing home, or any number of things that will enable you to step out of yourself long enough for your perspective to change. You’ll be amazed how much your “problems” have changed when you’re finished.
Following are a couple of other things you can do to make this a happier, more enjoyable holiday season:
Write a list of everything that is good in your life
What’s working? What are you grateful for? Be sure to list every little thing you can think of, the more the better. It’s a fact that a person cannot feel gratitude and be in self pity at the same time.
Refuse to take part in gossip
Gossip serves no one. Remember what you give out comes back. Besides who do you think the gossips are talking about when you’re not there? If you want to be happier and more at peace, choose not to partake. A great suggestion for many family gatherings. By the way, look for more about this topic in my next post.
Relax and enjoy your holiday
Contrary to what retailers would like you to believe, there’s still lots of time to shop before Christmas. You don’t have to rush to the stores at 2:00 am the day after Thanksgiving just because some companies choose to open at that time.
Your free gift
Since 1996 we’ve made a practice of sharing one of my books or audios as our way of thanking you for your loyalty and support throughout the year.
This is a fast reading book, that will give you simple ideas you can use to increase your income. It is available free from the Kindle store from Thursday through Sunday night. Kindle books can be read on any computer, laptop or tablet device.
Instead of just going out shopping on Black Friday, why not take a little time and learn what you can do to add another income channel to your life before the end of this year. Imagine how you’ll feel in 2013 knowing you have taken control over your financial wellness.