Hello Tune In 2 Lifers;
So far we have talked about the many forms of Gratitude: the Why, some Hows, and some Whats. So now let’s talk about the When. This week is special in the US. Many US citizens will be celebrating Thanksgiving, but not all that reside in the US borders will be celebrating. So I want to sidestep the controversy and the history of this holiday and talk about the “Now.” Let’s be honest we cannot go back and make things right, but we can make the “Now” better for today and for the future.
Gratitude now is about what we are grateful for now in our lives. For example I am grateful for the fact that I live in this country. I am grateful that in this country I have the right to speak my mind. I am grateful I have the right to defend my values and my way of life. I have these rights right now.
It is also true that I want more from my country and I probably always will want more from my country and fellow citizens. But I can be grateful for what I do have right now.
Gratitude in the now plays a very large role in the magic of gratitude.
How you ask? Your life’s “treasure trove” gains interest similarly to your savings account. As gratitude naturally promotes interest in the things you are grateful for. Your interest and attention causes your trove to grow. Although it feels like magic, it is simply the art of attraction and like attracting like. If you are in a consistent state of gratitude you will have more to be grateful for.
So why is this so important now?
All we have to do is watch the news to hear the messages of poverty, war, revolution, murder, and theft to find the answer. Let me guess, you think I have gone round the bend, because none of these things inspire gratitude in your heart, right?
Rest assure nothing on that list inspires gratitude in my heart either. That is why it is so important to start being grateful – Now. Otherwise we are just going to keep attracting more of the same. I don’t want more of the same.
I want everyone to live an abundant life, no one should have to go to sleep hungry, cold, and abandoned. I want everyone to live a full and long life. I want people to enjoy a peaceful society. I want everyone to have the things they want to have.
I see having gratitude – right now/in this moment – as a key to all of those things. By first having a universal gratitude of life, all life, life will thrive with our interest in it. By having gratitude for the food, shelter, and love that we do have – right now – we will attract more or better. As citizens, by being grateful for our societies’ laws and customs we will strive to keep them healthy and protected. As governments, by being grateful for our citizens we will promote their health and protect their rights. This all seems reasonable right?
Being grateful now attracts more to be grateful for.
By the way it is always “now” so now is always a good time to be grateful.
No matter what you write on your gratitude list, the items you invest your gratitude in will inflate.
If inflation is going to happen any way wouldn’t you like it work for you instead of against you?
What are you grateful for?
Tune In 2 gratitude – now,
P.S. Share what you are grateful for in the comments below or on Facebook~ Thanks!!