We are here to co-create with the divine, but sometimes we forget how to do that because we get caught up in our dramas and stories from the past. Fortunately, gratitude can help us dissolve those dramas, allowing us to have the love and joy we seek in the present moment. You may have heard this before, but it’s worth repeating: The more grateful you are in life, the more love comes your way. Here are 10 ways to turn your demand into gratitude so you can begin co-creating with ease today!
1) Keep a gratitude journal
Start by writing down ten things you’re grateful for everyday. This can be anything from a coffee in the morning, your family at home, or even your favorite song on the radio. The more grateful you are in life, more love comes your way. Start with one thing each day and work up to 10.
2) Give thanks for your blessings
It’s always a great idea to show gratitude for what you have. Here are 10 ways you can show gratefulness every day.
1) Write a letter or email thanking someone who has done something nice for you.
2) Remember your blessings when life seems challenging and remember that everything is temporary.
3) Practice being grateful by counting your blessings and writing them down in a journal or on paper.
3) Show kindness and compassion
I’ve come to realize that there are two ways in which we experience life: the way in which we demand things and the way in which we receive them. As I reflect on this, I’ve found that the more grateful and kind I am, the more love comes my way. When you’re demanding, it’s as if you’re telling your body and mind what you think is missing from your life–you’re telling yourself that there’s not enough and you don’t have enough. When you’re grateful, however, it can be as if you’re giving yourself a hug or a pat on the back for all of the good things that are already present in your life. Imagine how different things would feel if we were nicer to ourselves!
4) Say thank you often
1) Thank you for the opportunity. I’m grateful that this opportunity has come my way. I look forward to the new challenges and learning more about your industry. 2) Thank you for taking the time out of your day to meet with me. I appreciate your time and attention in our meeting today. 3) I appreciate your feedback on my work, thank you so much for taking the time to do so! 4) Thank you for offering me this position! It is an honor that you think that I am qualified enough for this job and would like me to be a part of your team. 5) Thank you for including me in this event! 6) Thanks so much for inviting me along!
5) Live in the present moment
It’s often easy to feel entitled and demand more of life or others, but the more grateful you are in life, the more love comes your way. Here are some ways you can start turning your demand into gratitude today:
- Meditate on everything you have. 2. Feel thankful for what you have right now. 3. List five things you’re grateful for every morning and night when you wake up and go to sleep (it’ll help train your brain). 4. Spend time with people who make you happy rather than people who drain your energy (gratitude is contagious). 5. Write down three good things that happened that day before going to bed at night – journaling has been shown to increase feelings of gratitude over time.
6) Acknowledge the good in others
- Be a giver. Have a mindset of abundance and be willing to give without seeking anything in return.
- Take responsibility for your own well-being and happiness. You are the one who gets to choose how you feel, how you respond, what you do or don’t do, and so on in any given situation.
- Practice random acts of kindness with no expectations of anything in return because it feels good to be kind and generous; not just because it makes the world a better place.
- Pay attention to what you say about others–either out loud or silently in your head–because words have an incredible power that can spread like wildfire if we aren’t careful with them.
7) Practice random acts of kindness
The more grateful you are in life, the more love comes your way. There are many ways you can practice gratitude, but below are ten ideas to get you started:
- Volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen. – Send thank-you cards, flowers and small gifts. – Bake cookies and deliver them to people’s offices. – Write letters of appreciation and place them in library books. – Visit friends who live alone or have been sick lately. – Offer a listening ear to someone who needs one. – Perform random acts of kindness for strangers such as picking up their dropped items on the ground or giving them directions if they seem lost.
8) Be thankful for your challenges
Challenges are a part of life and we’re grateful for them. Some challenges are bigger than others, but with the right perspective we can find gratitude in all of them. Here are 10 ways to turn your demand into gratitude:
1) Ask yourself what lessons you can learn from this challenge.
2) Be grateful for the obstacles that have arisen because they’ve helped you get where you need to be today. 3) Focus on how far you’ve come and how much progress has been made rather than dwelling on what’s not working or what could go wrong.
9) Volunteer your time
Volunteer your time by mentoring a youngster. Mentoring is one of the best ways you can give back, and it will help you remember what it was like being young and in need. If you don’t have any interest in mentoring, find a charity or organization that has something that speaks to you – donate clothes, food, or money. Volunteer your skills by teaching an art class at a nursing home once a week. It’s always nice for old people to get their creative juices flowing! Bring joy into someone else’s life by volunteering with Meals on Wheels and delivering meals straight from the kitchen doorsteps of older adults who might not be able to cook for themselves anymore.
10) Seek out beauty and joy
- Find beauty and joy in the little things.
- Be open to new experiences that are out of your comfort zone. 2. Take care of your body by eating healthy foods and exercising.
- Be grateful for what you have, even if it’s not a lot!
- Spend time with people who make you happy and avoid those who don’t . 6 . Spend time with family and friends without judging them or being critical of them because they’re not perfect like you are! 7 . Practice gratitude by repeating these phrases every day: I am grateful Thank you I love myself
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