There are a great many people who get up everyday with an attitude that automatically sets them on a course of negative experiences for the hours ahead of them in their day. As I am sure we all know by now, we attract to us what we are thinking. I see so many lost souls out and about who are having what looks like rather frantic days of swimming upstream. They appear frazzled and irritated that life is pushing back at them making their experiences anything but smooth. I hear them speak of fear about what is going on in the world and I know they most probably watch the nightly news faithfully, absorbing all of that fear filled, negative propaganda. It saddens my heart to see people asleep and struggling so in life. If they only knew with just a few changes in their thinking and by turning off their televisions, life could be so very different. Feeling gratitude is one of the big game changers. It is remarkable how making the effort to feel and express gratitude changes us inside, it opens our heart and makes us glow. How much effort does it take to express gratitude and yet many forget to do it, despite the great rewards. Just the other day I went shopping for groceries and when I was done putting the bags in my car I turned and wheeled the cart over to where they are lined up waiting for the next person. As I was walking back to my car a gentleman came forward and said ” It is so nice to see someone take the time to return their cart instead of leaving it in the parking lot. Thank you”. I smiled and replied back to him ” It is so nice to have some stranger make the effort to come forward and tell me that. Thank you as well”. We both smiled and went on our way, but as you can see, that memory has stuck within and makes me feel good to this day. Small gestures can make such a difference. Be light in heart and full of gratitude and be aware of the goodness around you. Life can be wonderous if we just take the time to notice!
I spent a good portion of my life floundering about, unable to find a purpose and not knowing which direction to go in. It made life miserable and at times I would dread getting up in the morning. Afterall it was just going to be more of the same. Nothing like setting myself up for the inevitable with my thoughts, and sure enough it would play out much like I envisioned. I thank God everyday for steering me in the direction of spirituality. It changed my life by changing how I thought and changing what I felt in my heart and soul. It took some getting used to, much reading and faithful awareness of my thoughts to think differently, but once it clicked in I was on my way down stream and I never looked back. I knew I was on the correct path in my gut and there was never any doubt about where I was headed. This journey has gently pushed me along until eventually one day I ended up here sharing with you all. It was meant to be. You were meant to be. I am so grateful to all of you out there reading. I hope you will share this journey with others so more will wake up and discover life is way different that what they knew before now. It is extraordinary! I hope you feel gratitude and life is filling your heart with joy.
Blessings to you all,