A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

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At this time of you gratitude is in the allegedly in the air. It is on everyone’s mind as they make Thanksgiving plans. But, have you ever given anyone a gift and never heard anything back? Does it make you want to rush out and get them another gift to throw into the black hole of disregard? Or when you give a gift and you get a big smile with a hug and a big “Thank You I appreciate that so much!! It was very thoughtful and kind of you.” Then they follow up with a text, email or a card to again say thank you. Which one of those people do you think is happy?

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It’s not that everyone has to be happy or even that you have to receive gratitude but it works the same way with the Universe and with God. You see when you show gratitude what happens is that you change your vibration into a positive mindset. Things may not be perfect. You can actually be going through a very difficult time but still show appreciation for things.

How Does it Work?

I believe in whatever you put out comes back to you. And gratitude has been proven to shift your energy from negative to positive in the blink of an eye. You kind of have to experiment but it’s not going to just happen overnight. You have to PRACTICE it over and over and then it just becomes a positive way of viewing things.

How do you do it? Well you simply have to take a deep breath in and say silently to yourself, “I am grateful for my breath.” Then you start to play a little game I like to call, “What Gives Me Gratitude” It’s easy to play. You just silently repeat things to yourself that you are grateful for. It can be anything material or spiritual. It can be anything in, on or about your body and expanding out into infinity.

Every night before I go to bed I write down 5 things I am grateful for. I try to make it different things because who wants to be grateful for the same things over and over. After all variety is the spice of life.

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It goes something like this. “I am grateful for my good health.” “I am grateful for my feet.” I am grateful for my fingers.” “I am grateful for books.” “I am grateful I have food to eat.” I am grateful for another day to be alive.” “I am grateful for freedom of speech.” “I am grateful for my family.” “I am grateful for my ancestors.” “I am grateful for healing.” “I am grateful for God.” “I am grateful for peace on earth.” “I am grateful for love.” “I am grateful for my family.” As you can see this can go on for quite a while. But I think you get the general idea.

So as you begin to be thankful, you begin to shift into a more positive mindset. You start to be a happier person in general and you begin to realize how very fortunate you really are. It really is a gift you give yourself and the people around you will be glad because you will just be happier in general.

Valeria is a Health and Wellness Coach in Northern California. She has a passion for dancing and singing. She encourages everyone to follow their dreams.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

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