I found an amazing web-site this morning called…. “I am Thankful”…. All about gratitude and the benefits on a daily basis. 2012 is the year to bring gratitude to our lives and watch as miracles happen… Here is a sample of what can be found on this amazing site….
IamThankful.com‘s mission is to foster peace and happiness through
- Raising public awareness for thankfulness
- Providing simple tools for practice
- Inspiring joyful expressions of gratitude
- Educating about related scientific findings
When we practice gratitude, something powerful happens. Instead of moving from being happy, then depressed, then happy again, we become grateful. Many people who practice daily gratitude report that their life has improved. They are more balanced, are easier to please and they generally feel a sense of calmness and peace.
For some reason we often tend to look at a situation with the ‘glass is half empty’ approach. This tendency to see the negatives instead of looking at the positives is ingrained in most of us. Fostered by the media, who feed us a constant and deliberate diet of negativity, it is no wonder that most people fight with depression at some stages in their lives.
Interestingly enough, most negative situations also contain positives. When we practice gratitude, we take away the focus (and therefore the power) from the negative and focus on the positives instead.
Keeping a healthy perspective will help us to look at solutions rather than problems and give us more emotional balance.
Release the ego
Another benefit of gratitude is the release of our ego. There is a fine line between being egoistical and being strong and the former is what makes certain egos a pain to live with. By practicing gratitude we will become more and more aware that we are simply part of a greater power.
We expand our awareness and in the process become more humble.
Dropping our ego doesn’t mean we have to give up our personality though. That would be wrong since it could lead to dangerous brainwashing scenarios.
Releasing the go is simply our ability to tap into the higher consciousness of the universe and using this power to keep us balanced and happy by practicing daily gratitude.
Awake the giant within
When we practice gratitude on a regular basis we allow our heart center to open up. The heart center is what connects us with other people, giving us the power to love and being loved.
By learning how gratitude practice can align us with the higher realms of our being, we can truly raise to become a more noble person.
We will also learn how to stay humble while enjoying what life has to offer every single day. People who know the benefits of gratitude are like little children who discover the joys of living every day while having tremendous fun in the process.
Are you ready to experience the benefits of gratitude?
If you are ready to experience gratitude, feel free to use our online gratitude journal. Alternatively you could start by designing your own scrapbook journal, read beautiful gratitude quotes or use our tips in the post 21 days to form a habit to use gratitude in your life every single day.
Let’s change your lives with an attitude of gratitude!