“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” ~ Christiane Northrup
As we begin Day 4 of our 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, we are already beginning to rewire our brain to look for the positive in life. We are expanding our awareness to include more of what is good and kind, and we are spending less time looking at the things that do not serve us.
This in turn is making us more magnetic to new relationships and opportunities, and the many small blessings which come our way when we are in flow and living from our hearts.
Let’s begin today with the practices that create the foundation of our Gratitude Challenge. And tonight, be aware of any feelings or sensations as you hold your Gratitude Rock.
Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock
If you need a detailed 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 your fingers, summoning positive emotion 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. Visualise one 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 imagine 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.
It is enough just to do this first part of the Challenge, but if you’re ready for more today we are going to practice gratitude for friendship.
Sharing the Journey
One of the Blessings of life is having someone to share part of the journey with.
Friendship comes in many forms.
We can find that the companionship and love of an animal can be as rewarding as that of a person. We might find friendship with a sibling, or a grandparent, a neighbour, a school or work chum, or the local barrista.
We might find connection in cyberspace with someone we will never meet in person, but who comes to be as valued as any friend who we can meet face-to-face.
For some of us, our treasured friendships might include Loved Ones who have crossed over, Guides, Angels or God.
Friends love and support us, they share our laughter and tears, they listen to our stories, and they help us to grow. Some come into our lives for the briefest of times, and some have a longer visit in our lives. And they live on in our memories and our hearts, even when they aren’t here for us to talk with or to hug.
Today, find a way to connect back into that energy of friendship. You can do this by summoning the face of someone from your past, holding them with love in your heart, and saying Thank You as you reflect on happy times.
You might look at a photograph, and send energy to that person, wishing them well, wherever they may be.
You might sit quietly on your own and feel the grace of God, or your Angels and Guides, or your Loved One.
You could hug your pet, phone a friend, or meet for coffee.
When we focus on happy memories, positive relationships and good times, we are attracting more of that into our life.
So today, give thanks for the good friendships you have now, or have enjoyed in the past. Know that as you do this, and celebrate the Blessing of friendship, you are inviting this energy to brighten your heart again.
Today find time to be grateful for friendship.
I’m grateful for YOU. ♥ Thank you for the gift of friendship. ♥