Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thankful Thursday - 04/15/10
Do you have "writer's block"? Not sure where to begin? Can't figure out what to be grateful for when your life seems to be going downhill faster than a falling rock?
What usually stops us from doing these types of exercises is often caused by the fact that we just can't see how this will help us in any way. You need to pay your electric bill or they'll be shutting the power off... how does writing in a journal help in any way?
Well, to tell the truth - writing out a gratitude list won't help pay that power bill.
What it WILL do is help you to shift your focus away from scarcity and worry, and instead help to create a focus on gratefulness - and hopefully you will begin to see the large amount of abundance and prosperity that you already have in your life. This whole exercise, in turn, will begin to spark new ideas on how you can pay that bill!
Sound complicated? Truly, it's not.
Hard to believe that doing a gratitude list each day can accomplish this? I can see your point, but if you haven't tried it (and I mean did it consistently over several weeks), then how do you know it doesn't work? Where's your proof?
You see, when you're so focused on the lack of money or the lack of anything for that matter, that is ALL that you can think about. You fall into an anxiety-producing depression with a "why bother?" mindset, and so any idea that may be presented to you will be dismissed as "too hard," "not doable," "impossible to accomplish."
Think about that for a moment. Isn't the above statement true? How often have you been given advice on how to do something about your situation and you just couldn't get your mind to consider it seriously? By creating a gratitude list each and every day, you shift your perspective. New possibilities begin to open up. Ideas start to form... and from there you can take action. And that inspired action is what leads to amazing results.
In any case, just give it a try for one month. Just for 30 days. See for yourself how powerful a gratitude list can be when you commit to writing one at the end of each day consistently. Start today, This Day! by joining Greg and Lynn with your own Thankful Thursday post.
Peace and Joy,