Why is it so important to have a grateful mind?
We go through life, looking at things through whatever color lens we have on at the moment, could be our joyful lens, our frustrated lens, our angry lens, etc.. So, if your life is down in the dumps, you will find you are not grateful for anything, you are going through the day begrudgingly, expressing frustration, resentment, etc., this in turn keeps you in that state. If, on the other hand, you go through the day being grateful for the sunshine, your car, your spouse, your kids, your clothes, etc, your lens is reflecting what you are putting out. By recognizing all of the things you have to be grateful for, you are vibrating at a higher frequency, the frenquency of gratefulness.
Choosing to be Grateful
You do have the choice. You can choose to stay stuck in your depths of despair, day in day out, the same despair lingers in the air. Everything is just not going well. This is the time that you need to make the consious choice to be grateful. Start small, take baby steps toward being grateful.
Each night, reflect upon your day and journal 3-5 things you have to be grateful for. Put some effort into it, like Thank you for the heat in my home that keeps me toasty when the weather outside is frigid! Thank you for my husband that goes to work every single day and works so hard at providing for our family. You get the point, think it through, put some detail down and your results could be amazing!
One other point, it's been said that the last thing you think about before you go to bed you will ponder on all night, so if you do it right before going to bed, your mind is working on those thoughts all night.
What did you notice from choosing to be grateful?