There is always something to be grateful for, even when life seems hard. When times are tough, whether we are having a bad day or stuck in what may feel like an endless rut, it can be difficult to find those things that we can feel grateful for. And yet that is when gratitude can be most important. If we can look at our lives, during periods of challenge, and find something to be grateful for, then we can transform our realities in an instant.
There is always something to be grateful for, even when life is hard or when times are tough.
Every day is a blessing, and in each and every moment there are many things that we can be grateful for.
The world begins to open up to us when we live in a place of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect – when we are appreciative and express that gratitude, our brain releases those reward hormones and we benefit because the whole universe glows brighter and showers us with even more blessings.
When we are focusing on the negative aspects of our life, our abundance can be easy to miss. Instead choosing to find what already exists in our lives that we can appreciate can change what we see in our world. We start to notice one blessing, and then another. It becomes infectiios.
When we constantly choose to be grateful, we notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile becomes a gift. We begin to understand that difficulties are challenges and also invaluable lessons. The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day. A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure.
Living in a state of gratitude allows us to spread our abundance because that is the energy that we emanate from ourselves. Because the world reflects back to us what we embody, the additional blessings that inevitably flow our way give us even more to be grateful for.
The universe wants to shower us with blessings. The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates and bestows us with more goodness.