Day 6 – Gratitude Challenge

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If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.  ~Gerald Good

You are provided for. And you have been since you got here.

When we were children we took so much for granted – a bed to sleep in and food on the table, electricity and water.  We had clothes, and books, and education. We had company, and toys and access to so many things…

Money is neither a positive or negative force – it’s neutral.  It is our thoughts and behaviours that give the concept of money a charge. And once we have those thoughts, and think them often, or behave in a certain way, the Universe responds by matching our financial outcomes to our thoughts and actions.  That’s how the Law of Attraction works.

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Now we are grown. No matter what our current financial situation, by having gratitude for what we do have, and for appreciating money and what it can provide for us, we begin to increase prosperity and abundance in our lives.

It doesn’t matter if all you have is a handful of coins.  That’s a start.  When we begin to feel grateful about the money that has already flowed through our lives, when we can feel thankful for the handful of coins in our wallet, money begins to show up. Anything we are grateful for is multiplied in our lives…

For today’s Gratitude Challenge we’ll start by Counting our Blessings:

If you need a detailed reminder of the process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Tonight before you go to sleep, find a low value note like a one dollar bill, or a fiver.
  4. Now 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Place your rock back beside your bed, on top of the money.  See the Gratitude Rock charging up that money with magnetic and positive energy. Say “I am Grateful for Financial Abundance.  Money is magnetised towards me, and it just keeps showing up in my life.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.”  Then snuggle back down into bed and drift off to sleep, while your Gratitude Rock works its magic!

A Gratitude Rock charging up some money. We’ll talk more about this in tomorrow’s blog!

If you like, you can do just these first six steps. That’s more than enough.

But if you’d like to participate in an activity that continues to build the energy of gratitude around financial abundance read on…

The Blessing Game:

As you go through your day, affirm often I am Blessed with Abundance – Thank you!

Affirm this as you put on your clothes and eat your breakfast.  Affirm this as you pay for your morning coffee or a ticket for the bus.  Affirm this every time you realise that money has been spent, or is being spent, to provide the many Blessings in your life.

Every time you pull money from your pocket, or your wallet, give thanks.

And it’s not just your money and your spending that you can show gratitude for.  If you live in a city, and there are pavements and gardens, give thanks for them.  Give thanks for the facilities at your workplace.

City Roos by Christopher Trotter – Public Art in Brisbane
This image from brisbanewalks.wordpress.com

Feel gratitude for the people and businesses spending money that support your community and economy. If you pass a building site, be grateful for that industry, if you pass a cafe, give thanks for the patrons who allow that business to exist. Give thanks for the Abundance you see everywhere that supports your current life.

The more we are grateful for what we have, the more we are given. This works for everything, including money. Our gratitude creates positive energy for our own prosperity and that of our economy. Isn’t that wonderful!

Wishing you a day of Abundance Thinking.  Bless ♥ xx

 

23 thoughts on “Day 6 – Gratitude Challenge

  1. I love this Nicole Abundance and Prosperity flow from Gratitude and this is such a wonderful addition to the daily gratitude as I say Abundance flows from the wings of gratitude xxoo

  2. 🙂 I’m feeling pretty amazed and happy right now. I staggered out of bed and went on a walk this morning before doing my gratitude process. When I arrived home just outside my house, I looked down and there is a $5 note just waiting for me on the grass! Then I read your blog Nicole, and its all about money and you have your pic of $5!! Hilarious and awesome! Synchronicity…yay!! (so many exclamation marks! :P)

  3. Hi nicole, thank you again for this wonderful gratitude exercise, I have done splurging similar over the years but am finding the more focussed exercises and the gratitude rock very beneficial, and knowing there is a big group of people sending positive energy my way, and that I am contributing to their experience too is amazingly uplifting. However I have some friends that have missed the start, are wanting to join in, but have asked if they can start from the beginning. Are you able to set up this 30 days of articles on an email auto responder, so they can start at any time, get an email each day starting from day 1?

  4. Love this one as well…thanks to the oil companies that provide us with fuel to drive to hunt and gather for what we need to nourish ourselves and our families…so blessed 🙂

  5. Yeah still here! Only thing I added is that money comes to me in ethical and peaceful ways and harms no being. Thankyou thankyou thankyou. I’m noticing big shifts. Sending love and blessings to all! Sx

  6. You’ve just inspired me to fold over one of my business cards (they’re blank on one side) so that I have two blank sides showing and write on both sides ‘I am blessed with abundance – thank you!’ I’ve punched a hole through the card and have tied the card to the zip on my purse using a little piece of ribbon. Every time I reach for my purse today, I’ll grab hold of that card to pull the zip, and remind myself of how blessed I am. Thank you Nicole, rich blessings to you! 🙂

  7. All right!! I’m gonna try this good stuff! 😉 Thank you for being an inspiration … forcing us to make life better 🙂 Half laughing, half befuddling. Love Mel

  8. So much to love about this, thank you!

    I have two little kittens…as they move through their day, when they want loving, they plop their selves into my lap or my hands…they know that food will be provided, clean water, and warmth…they stretch out fully and sleep “luxuriously” wrapped in comfort…they reflect such a poignant reminder to me, as do your words, and this gratitude practice. Thank you!

  9. I’ve kept all the 30 Days of Gratitude emails for future reference but have been following the exercises lackadaisically. Yesterday I made a conscious effort to be grateful every time I spent money…this morning I find that we received an unexpected $1600.
    I laughed and thought of you. And yes, I am feeling exceptionally grateful and abundant today!

  10. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. I am grateful I found you and this beautiful forum to affirm that which I already know! Very grateful!

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