I am blessed. I am grateful. My life gets better every day.
Over the years, I have come to realize that despite whatever challenges I may have faced, there were always people experiencing things far worse. That perspective has come to be a regular part of my being. When one of my daughters is sick, I remind myself that there are parents with children suffering life-shifting conditions. When I am frustrated with my job situation, I remind myself that there are many without jobs who are praying for the means to take care of their families.
Regardless of what challenges are happening in my life, I realize that my days are filled with endless blessings; and that they increase when I take the time to acknowledge them. I’ve learned that when I consciously make note of the things that I am grateful for, I am rewarded with a positive mindset that lasts all day, and becomes an amplifier of blessings I may sometimes take for granted.
Acknowledging the love and support of family and friends gives me confidence to push through challenges. The blessing of family is a gift that I give thanks for each day. Who, after all, is there to support me in my lowest, and to cheer for me as I elevate (whether it be spiritually, financially, professionally or otherwise)? Knowing that I have their encouragement and guidance nudges me forward. It helps to know that there are people who believe in me when sometimes I question myself.
Helping others allows me to focus on being grateful for what I have. I strive to notice opportunities to help others. It is a blessing to be in a position to impact someone else’s life. I am grateful for that. When I see how much of a difference my help makes, I am reminded me that even the smallest blessings are worth being thankful for. It causes me to remember times when others sow seeds of service into my life.
Knowing my purpose allows me to make the most of my time, energy and talents. This is a blessing that is often overlooked. Because accomplishing it often requires much work, it is important to daily express my gratitude for the gift of purpose. Every day, I make note of how thankful I am for this knowledge.
Today, my mindset is increasingly positive because I focus on the good things in life. Making a conscious effort to note my gratitude for the blessings in my life exposes how many more blessings I sometimes take for granted.
What about you?
What are some of the blessings that are less obvious in your life? How does taking note of your blessings help in your ability to see others that you may take for granted? What do you do to keep yourself in a gratitude mindset? Who are the people in your life who support you in good and bad times, and how do you communicate your gratitude to and for them
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