The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is more than a feeling of thankfulness in response to receiving a tangible gift or a gesture of kindness.   Gratitude is a way of life.   It is a conscious choice to focus on life’s blessings rather than on its shortcomings.   Every moment is filled with opportunities to fill our consciousness with feelings of gratefulness, thankfulness, and appreciation.   When we cultivate a Grateful attitude, we learn to live in a state of Grace.   Every event in life, both good and bad, becomes an opportunity to learn, to grow and to expand our capacity to love.   Because all that we have, all that we are, is a gift of love freely given by All That Is so that we may learn to share that love with others.

“One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.”
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A Grateful attitude causes us to rise above the baser emotions of fear, grief, greed, envy, and depression.   Unpleasant situations become viewed in the light of learning difficult lessons or balancing karmic debt.   The harmful action is born out of the experience of being hurt.   The grateful action is born out of the experience of Healing.

“No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.”
~ Elie Wiesel

Gratefulness and Selfless Service go hand in hand.   When we live in Gratitude, our giving becomes receiving.   Compassion for others becomes our foremost emotion when dealing with others.   The ascension of humanity to a higher level starts in the hearts of each of us.   When we raise another, we raise ourselves.

A sense of Gratefulness is not the same as a feeling of indebtedness.   Indebtedness causes a feeling that one must repay a benefactor.   Gratitude causes one to reach out to their benefactor to improve their relationship with them.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When we look at the Universe as energy,

Gratefulness is a higher vibrational frequency.   When we are mindful of each moment and exist in the harmonious state of Gratitude,  the energy we send out in our thoughts and actions attracts energy back from the Universe of a similar frequency.   Like attracts like.   Grateful action towards others results in reactions deserving of greater Gratitude

This is the true secret of the Law of Attraction

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.”
~ Cicero

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is more than a feeling of thankfulness in response to receiving a tangible gift or a gesture of kindness.

Gratefulness  is a way of life.

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Gratefulness Groups in our Community Network:

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

http://humanityhealing.ning.com/group/gratitude

http://humanityhealing.ning.com/group/showinggratitude

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