Count yours blessings instead of adding up your troubles. There is always something to be thankful for, no matter your circumstances or your beliefs. Affirm that today, and manifest more to be grateful for in life.
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Every Moment is a Miracle
Today is a gift that I have been granted, and so I choose to make the best of this time, and I vow not to take this day for granted.
We’re all here at the same time, and that’s something worth celebrating, or at least pondering in wonder. What a gift it is to be alive–not simply to be alive, but profoundly to be alive. This life is a miracle. The fact that you are alive, breathing, and reading this right now is a testament to the wonder of life. Do not let this opportunity to give thanks slip by unnoticed.
There is so much to be thankful for, even when we feel like there aren’t enough blessings in our life. The mysteries of the world are under no obligation to reveal themselves to us. Each day carries its own treasures, and it is our job to discover what they are. The first step to finding treasure is believing it’s there, and then looking for it. Do not close your eyes to the beauty that’s all around you.
In Dr. Wayne Dyer’s wise words, “Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” It is not our task to create miracles, for they are already waiting and willing to become manifest through us. It is our task to invite those miracles into our lives.
Keep your mind and your heart open to the positive possibilities that are typically just below the surface, or hidden in the mud, or buried in the most unlikely places. There’s often so much more to see than what meets the eye, so meet life with a smile, knowing that in doing so life will reveal your joy to you.
Count Your Blessings with Care
I appreciate little things that are too often missed.
If your heart is set on living a happy life, do the happy work of cultivating self-awareness. Consciously choose how you move through life. Will you leave your happiness up to others and outer circumstances, or will you take responsibility for your inner peace and fulfillment?
Take responsibility for the opportunities you recognize, and thus either dismiss or embrace. No matter our genetic predisposition or station in life, there is always space within each us to choose. Some people may lean toward anxiety or optimism more than others, but there is a lot of room to maneuver.
Choosing happiness is a continual journey that takes time and practice. A primary tool in navigating this territory with greater ease is gratitude.
Appreciate as much as possible, every single day. You’ll find that feeling grateful is a daily practice, and it’s more than a feeling. You’ll recognize more fully that your appreciation is the cornerstone of a happy life, one in which you truly feel blessed throughout the ups and the downs. When your appreciation feels weak, remind yourself why it’s in your power to choose a grateful attitude.
Blessings Come in All Shapes and Sizes
I am not overlooking everyday blessings, for I know that I’m blessed just to be here.
Give thanks for even the smallest miracles, because miracles, no matter their size, are always the highest expressions of love. In fact, there is no real order to miracles. What we view as a simple or subtle shift in a positive direction is a miracle–not less than the miracle that shows up as a gigantic leap into joy. Even those times that show up as struggle and suffering offer miracles within them: the miracle is the opportunity you’re given to make a shift in your perception.
Stay open-minded when seeking out things to be grateful for, and broaden your idea of what it means to be blessed. The moments we label as “ordinary” grant us the perfect opportunity to practice gratitude. You can transform any mundane moment into something special if you’re willing to change your mind about it. Behold the moment, the place, the object, the person, or anything as a blessing, and that is exactly what it becomes.
You don’t need anything more to feel gratitude toward what you have now. In your appreciation right now, the universe will accept your request for a deeper experience of that appreciation. In other words, your genuine, undying gratitude is a magnet for countless blessings.
- Are you counting your blessings today?
- What are you grateful for right now, in this waking moment?
- Are you willing to make a shift into a more positive mindset, regardless of how your world looks right now?
- Are you willing to relinquish the surface-level negativity you’ve chosen to see in the past, and request to see it differently?
Please share your thoughts, lessons, insights, and experiences with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you’re blessed to have in your life.
You are blessed because you are loved.
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