Change your focus and increase gratitude

"Change your thoughts change your life". Wayne Dyer.This statement has given me so much to contemplate. How are you going to look at life?  Is it a beautiful bountiful blessing? Or does it seem like a barren desert with no hope for relief in sight?

 

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This statement has given me so much to contemplate. How are you going to look at life?  Is it a beautiful bountiful blessing? Or does it seem like a barren desert with no hope for relief in sight?

As I replayed this statement over and over, it got me to thinking about gratitude. Gratitude for me is being helpful, be accepting and focusing on the good. I tend to be thrown into despair at times, especially when things don’t work out as I had planned.

On my bad days, I struggle with the concept of gratitude. Sometimes it’s just hard not to see what’s wrong, where there is lack. It’s very difficult when you struggle financially not to feel stuck, frustrated and downright livid at times.

I have always said I NEED more money.  Only recently I have realized that my desperate need and fear surrounding not having enough money was causing just that a desperate need and no more money.  Money is important there is no disputing that fact but should it be your driving force, the very reason for your existence?

I have come to the conclusion that whatever source of income that I have, I just need to be grateful for it. I need not feel resentful for all the things I do not have. I need to focus on all the things that I  do. All the things that are working in my life. Work on finding my bliss, my purpose. Finding an occupation that actually brings me joy. I can tell you from experience working a job that you have no passion for is an absolutely soul crushing experience. How can that money ever work for you if you are just going through the motions to get it? I may not be able to fly to St. Bart’s but right now I am able to do what’s important.
So I will shift my focus from the money and have a more simplistic view. Today I will be grateful for the little things.I am breathing, I am healthy, I ate today. I am loved, and at the end of the day, life is that simple and that is all that matters.

Simply give thanks for the little things in life and you will be grateful and you will be blessed beyond measure. What you focus on in life is what makes it great. Focus on what you love to do and the money will come, the blessings will pour in.

What are you grateful for today? Gratitude is the gateway to endless joy and blessings. Don’t take my word for it. Check out the gratitude effect. You won’t be disappointed.
The Gratitude Effect
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. George Horace Lorimer

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