By Kathy Baker
Donï¿½t you just just love the whole Gratitude thing? ï¿½ I remember
when I first read about it in the context of Personal and Spiritual
Development and Law of Attraction, it really captured my imagination.
It made so much sense.
Whenever I feel myself getting off course a bit or out of kilter
(or going into a mini meltdown about something Iï¿½m trying to grapple
with like internet marketing technical challenges for example! ï¿½
Iï¿½m human!), I reach for the Gratitude Attitude and express thanks
for all the great and wonderful things I already have to be thankful
for in my life, right now ...
Itï¿½s such a great reminder and major grounder. It makes such
an amazing and immediate difference to how you feel about things.
It's the purest and quickest way I know how to get myself shifted
into a positive mindset, to 'Be' in the ï¿½Momentï¿½, and change
my energy frequency.
Gratitude can be your best friend and ally and an amazingly effective
practice you can use - and fun at the same time! Try these steps
1. Take a moment right now and look around you and express your
Gratitude for what you have, and feel the pleasure and joy ...
If something really great has happened and youï¿½re saying thanks,
watch out for the physical sensations and tingles that well up in
your body in that moment of glee. Remember to watch out for and
learn more about reading the feelings and physical sensations in
your body and what they mean ï¿½ itï¿½s all part of your deepening self
2. Make it a regular practice - the more you feel grateful, the
more you radiate an energy that attracts more about which to be
grateful. When youï¿½re genuinely feeling grateful, in that very moment,
you are at the same time creating a space, a vacuum to invite and
call in abundance and prosperity into your life.
Here are some more practical things you can do to get your Gratitude
practice happening regularly ï¿½
3. At night when youï¿½ve gone to bed, for a few moments as you
relax, reflect back on your day and express gratitude for the good
things that happened. Perhaps even some of the not so good things
as you reflect positively on the lesson that it may have brought
to your attention and its possible hidden meaning.
Then reflect and give thanks for the broader things ï¿½ your Family
and loved ones, your friends, your beautiful home, your wonderful
invigorating garden, your great job, or the opportunity to be your
own boss, work from home and build a great business youï¿½re passionate
about and totally love ï¿½ and so forth.
4. In the morning, look forward to your day and before setting
your intentions for the day, reflect on and give thanks for all
the great things in your life. This really makes all the difference
to how you will feel about the day to come, and how it plays out.
5. You can keep a daily Gratitude Journal or Notebook where you
set aside a few minutes every day and reflect on what happened for
which you are grateful. Do this at a set time, so that it becomes
a joyous habit you look forward to.
6. Take a Gratitude Walk, or better still, turn your daily walk
into a Gratitude Walk ï¿½ by using the time for thinking and developing
the gratitude and appreciation mindset.
As your eyes focus on the immediate things that come within your
close range, as you walk along, you can truly appreciate what ï¿½being
in the momentï¿½ is like.
This is a wonderful time to look at and take in all the wonders
of nature around you ï¿½ the gardens, plants and flowers, colors,
scents, birds, blue sky, fresh breeze, or mesmerizing stillness
of a perfect summer day ... This is also a fabulous way to appreciate
the true boundless, natural abundance of nature.
As you continue walking along, focus your mind on and appreciate
all the positives you encounter around you ... from the beauty and
variety in your neighborsï¿½ gardens, each one their own little contained
world yet part of a bigger whole, the changes from day to day, from
season to season, an exchanged smile with a stranger walking their
dog, the way communal garden and park areas are pleasingly maintained
... to the way walking makes you feel invigorated and alive ï¿½
Give special thanks to the marvel of how magnificent your body
is for working the way that it does. As you keep your positive Gratitude
thoughts flowing through your walk youï¿½ll feel fabulous and refreshed,
emotionally, physically and spiritually.
As you near the end of your walk and youï¿½re approaching your
home, give thanks to your wonderful replenishing Home Haven, and
all the special people in your life that live or visit there.
7. And now, letï¿½s focus in on you by having you express gratitude
to yourself, for yourself - your talents and abilities, your accomplishments,
your sense of humor, the way you help others, the wonderful qualities
you bring to your interactions with other people, and how you make
a difference just by being you. This is very powerful and empowering
You may even like to do this while looking in the mirror at yourself
and affirming how valuable and deserving you are of all good things.
Practice these techniques every day so that they become automatic
and second nature to you. Youï¿½ll be so g that you did ï¿½ And then,
look out for the positive results as they come flowing into your
Kathy Baker is a Success Coach (Business/Marketing/Personal),
Marketing Practitioner, Writer, & Law of Attraction Practitioner.
She practices Intuitive Marketing with Integrity, & specializes
in Niche Marketing & Information Product Marketing.