Gratitude

My husband said to me “Gratitude” is unconditional.  Wherever we go whatever we do we should be grateful for all that we have. Being thankful to others opens doors to greater things.  We often look at our lives questioning all that has happened and continue to happen.  Everyone have Angels, everyone have the guidance within and we also know what is right from wrong.  We all make mistakes — all of us — but when others do we should do our best to shine a light on their path not allow them to walk in darkness.

Sometimes the biggest lessons come out of the smallest problems – we try hard to see why others do what they do but in the end we need to let go of the cause.  The effect is there to teach us — to bring us to a different place where you will shine more than you did before.  I read once in a post — “I dont have an attitude problem – you have a perception problem” — quite true sometimes — what we perceive others to be are sometimes not what things are  – depends on which side of the fense you are on.  If we sit and really listen to someone sometimes you will realise that there are always a deeper root to their actions — sometimes you understand those reasons and sometimes you dont but what is important is that you listened.

So be grateful in your heart – in your actions – in your speech.  There should not be conditions to be grateful — if we cultivate that in our hearts we will be grateful for everything even the things that are the hardest to comprehend.  Never underestimate the abilities you have within.  Let go of the situations that bring you no peace – be strong enough to be YOU  — and dont let anyone define who you are. 

A teacher once said in a class I am in “When you know who you are and know what you stand for” you have defined yourself.  Detach he said — detach from situations and stand outside yourself and try to feel the other person.  When we do this we get a sense of calm and we can smile — we detach from needless suffering. 

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14 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Hi Wiggles — thanks for visiting — u will find the courage in time to be better to yourself — u will see when you do what is right for you how everything will fall into place for you — U always blessed my friend:)

  2. Awesome article my friend and oh so true. Even the worst experiences in life can teach us well needed lessons, so even in that there is a reason to be grateful! Keep writing and spreading the light my friend!!!

  3. Hi Tammy – thanks for visiting — and you are very right – we do have huge lessons to learn in all this – u keep being spreading the love as well my friend 🙂

  4. Love this!! I have been trying to practice gratitude for a long time. Some days I forget by getting inside my own head too much, but I don't usually stay there too long. I get better with it as time goes on. I don't have much material wise, but I have a job, a roof over my head, I don't go hungry and I have people in my life that care about me and I am free from the obsession of drinking and using drugs today. What more can I ask for? I know I have a God who is always here with me. I am 45 years old and it has taken me MAY years to get better at accepting who Jamie is, but I am a lot better at it today. I still have some growing to do and more blossoming to do to truely be me, but I am getting there. One day at a time! 🙂

  5. Jamie — thats all anyone can do — God puts in and takes out people from your life to help and to teach — the endings are sometimes ugly but the important thing is that we learnt from it — U are doing EXCEPTIONALLY well — and I trust u will continue 🙂

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