Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Author Unknown
Congratulations! You’ve reached Day 2 of the Gratitude Challenge. Already you are beginning to make valuable deposits into the Universal Bank Account of Good that has your name on it.
Each time we give thanks, each time we feel and acknowledge gratitude for the many Blessings already present in our lives, we invite the Universe to send us more. We create a state of positive receptivity that renders us magnetic to what will bring us further joy and abundance.
Each time we bless others, and give thanks to them, we are making a deposit into their Universal Bank Account of Good as well as making a deposit in our own!
Today we will start by Counting our Blessings. If you need a reminder of the process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.
- List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
- Count your Blessings off on the fingers of one hand, summoning positive emotion about each Blessing and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
- Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Hold in your mind one or more image of a thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then visualise a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
- Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you. I Bless You. I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.
If all you do is these first four steps that is enough. But if your heart is all bursting with joy and excitement and you feel inclined to do a little more, then complete the additional exercise below:
Embroidering small details of gratitude
Often we eat without any great pleasure or even awareness. During one of your meals or coffee breaks today, allow yourself to truly live in the moment, savouring each mouthful of your food or drink. Notice the temperature, the texture, the flavours. Eat or drink slowly. Allow yourself to relax, giving yourself the gift of time and mindfulness as well as of nourishment.
So many lives, so many actions have gone into producing this nourishment that you now hold in your own hands – farmers, drivers, grocery store shelf packers, bakers, retail assistants. There has been sunshine and rain and time and care. When you are finished your meal, feel gratitude in your heart and say Thank You to the Universe that meets your needs in such graceful and complex ways. Show clear gratitude to the people involved with preparing or selling that meal by thanking them too. Sharing gratitude is a precious gift that benefits us all. Don’t forget to thank yourself as well, for taking such good care of you.
Thanks for completing Day 2. Today I wish for you every good thing. See you tomorrow for Day 3. Well done – you are changing your life by changing your thoughts! Bless ♥ xx