It is amazing how we, as humans, take the world around us for granted. We anticipate that the sun will rise and set and that life will go on around us. We never stop to take the time to be grateful for all the things that the Universe has put in place for our happiness and comfort.
In today’s hustle and bustle this is certainly truer than ever. How many times do stop and marvel and appreciate the sunset or sunrise? How many times do you actually think about all the blessings or gifts that are in your life? How often do you feel like you are entitled or deserve something just because?
In reality, the Universe around us is prepared to give back just as much as we need. However, we have a bit of work to do to earn that for ourselves. This isn’t tough work or hard work; it is simply to be able to appreciate the gifts that the Universe provides to us.
If we start appreciating the world around us, we will find that those things that we appreciate multiply and abound. This isn’t magic or coincidence; it is how life works. When we open our hearts and minds to positives and beauty, that is what we will see because we are attuned to it.
To get started in understanding and appreciating the gifts in your life you need take just a few minutes a day. Before long you will find this is a wonderful, relaxing experience that sets the tone for the rest of your hectic day.
Make A List – Just keep a notebook beside your bed or at your desk and, each day, add one thing that you want to give thanks for. This could be a lovely sunny day, your child saying a first word or just waking up feeling rested and refreshed.
Read And Reflect – before you go to bed or first thing in the morning reflect on all the gifts you have identified in your life. If you are stressed or feeling negative do this as you feel the need throughout the day.
Give Thanks – simply mentally give thanks for the gifts in your life. Send that positive energy out so you can be open to receive it back in return.
Making this simple mental exercise a habit every day will increase your appreciation and understanding of the positives the Universe is offering to you. This, in turn, will increase your ability to weather any storm knowing that the gifts you need are always with you and always available through your reflections.