A guest post by Keli Lenfield
Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle and the other as though everything is a miracle.” In fact, it is believed that Albert said “thank you” at least 100 times per day.
Gratitude is the only thing that unlocks the fullness in life when it seems we do not have enough, and as if by magic, those two words can turn a meal into a feast, chaos into order, confusion into clarity, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend and denial into acceptance.
“There are two kinds of gratitude…” says Rhonda Bryne “…the sudden kind we feel for what we take and the larger kind we feel for what we give.” Rhonda is the international best seller of the self-help books, ‘The Secret’ and ‘The Magic’. ‘The Secret’ emphasizes the power of the universal laws and in particular the law of attraction. In it’s simplest form the law of attraction states that like attracts like and you do attract good things to you through good thoughts. There are two proven options available to us: Affirmations and visualizations. Visualizations are just imaginings of what we would look like when we reach our full potential. Affirmations on the other hand are things we tell ourselves when we look in the mirror, these are the positive statements of how we would want our lives to become in the long run. Both exist in our lives as parallel realities and it’s always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend. But both gain for the same result. They program us to accept our desired state remembering that through this process, we have to believe, trust, accept and expect.
Belief simply leads to great things in life. It is the root of our way of thinking thus if we believe, we can achieve. Affirmation and visualizations cause us to be grateful for the things we have. Gratitude brings undeniable magic to our lives. It is a multiplier. Remember when you were a child and you believed that life was magical? You could live your dreams and have anything you want? Well, gratitude creates this magic. Most of all, it teaches us not to have disgruntled attitudes or be discouraged.
Whether you believe in source, the universe, spirit or God, gratitude is referenced and implied in moments of grief as well as celebration. Through the Holy Bible teaches us the value of gratitude. “They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies that we needed.” Rhonda Bryne conquers when she emphasizes the scriptures in the book of Matthew which says, “Whoever has gratitude will be given more than she or he will have in abundance.” Truth is, feelings are all that matter in life and in whatever you do, do not forget the valuable words of thank you.
We should rise up and be thankful, for if we feel we have not learned a lot throughout our lives, we have in fact learned a little and probably more than we are grateful for. For every bad situation we go through, it could have been worse. So let us always be thankful for whatever we are undergoing now. It only prepares us for better things to come.
Every human being has the ability to transform their suffering into motivation, power, perfect peace and strength. So every single day when you wake up say “thank you”.
What are you grateful for? Be the difference to make a difference.