Give Thanks For Everything In Life

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Being grateful for the little things means we recognize that everything is a miracle. Even a simple smile from a stranger. And if we vibrate in gratitude for a simple smile, then think about the intensity of the energy we can emanate when the BIG things occur!

Set a specific time each day to consciously appreciate everything you’ve encountered throughout your day. Appreciate the people you interact with, the food you are blessed to eat, the family and friends that light up your life, the transportation that allows you to get to work, the rain that’s nourishing the plants and trees, and so on. Look for the good in all situations – even those you would normally view as negative.

Keep in mind that you should give thanks in everything. This even means the things that you feel don’t empower you at the moment. For example, if someone is telling you about mistakes or bad habits that you have, give thanks for the input because this information allows us to become more self-aware of our thoughts and actions which in turn allow us to create new thoughts and actions that will align us with those higher frequencies of love and abundance.

Nothing turns us into bitter, selfish, dissatisfied people more quickly than an ungrateful heart. And nothing will do more to restore contentment and the joy of our salvation than a true spirit of thankfulness.

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    1. GS says:

      Robert Emmons, an internationally renowned scientific expert on gratitude, has found that acknowledging the good in life has a tendency to amplify positive emotions, such as joy and contentment, because it helps us slow down. “I think gratitude allows us to participate more in life,” he says. “We notice the positives more, and that magnifies the pleasures you get from life.” Consider the last time you had a good cup of coffee—did you pay attention to the warmth of the cup on your hands, or the feeling of pleasure as you took the first sip? It’s easy to ignore these small moments of positivity in our day as we rush from one activity to another, but stopping to appreciate them makes them more powerful.

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      1. Vartika says:

        Agreed.. appreciating small things in life is necessary..

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  1. TanvirKaur says:

    lovely share of thoughts

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    1. GS says:

      Feeling thankful can improve your health in both direct and indirect ways. Some research shows that the experience of gratitude can induce a sense of relaxation, improve the immune system, and decrease blood pressure. But grateful people also tend to cultivate better health habits, like eating more nutritious food, exercising, and avoiding risky behaviors. In addition, the optimism that stems from gratitude can create a healing attitude: research shows that people with optimistic attitudes have better outcomes after medical procedures.

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  2. c.f. leach says:

    Great Post! You know there is a scripture that demonstrates just that…”In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (I Thessalonians 5:18) Thanks for those beautiful words of encouragement today. Blessings and Peace!

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    1. GS says:

      Gratitude is an expression of our freedom that comes from God and God alone. Clearly we give thanks for all the blessings. We also recognize bad things do not come from God, but with God, we do not have to be controlled by those bad events; we go through them.

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  3. Rubab Zuhair says:

    I pay thanks to god for everything…. We should be grateful for every blessing we have in our lives…. Thumbs up

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    1. GS says:

      Giving thanks is a way of letting go of the things in your life. Letting go is a choice. It’s a way of lifting up your hands to God and looking to Him instead. This is the definition of the word used in the Old Testament for thanksgiving

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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  4. gpavants says:

    Garima,

    That’s where the Bible says we should focus is the heart. It’s a wonderful thing to practice those things that open our heart and connect us to others.

    Thanks,

    Gary

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    1. GS says:

      Keep a gratitude journal. Jot down the small things from your day that mattered to you, like the few minutes of quiet time you had on your drive to work, or the fact that this afternoon’s rain storm didn’t flood your basement. If you’re having a particularly rough day, you can look back through the pages of accumulated blessings in your life.

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      1. gpavants says:

        Count your blessings name them one by one is part of an old hymn that still applies.

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