May 26, 2013

Gratitude is something we talk about quite often here at Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life. We all know the importance of it, however, because it’s Memorial Day weekend, it’s nice to revisit the idea of gratitude and think about new ways we can incorporate this practice into our lives on a daily basis. What are you grateful for? It’s so easy in this world to focus on what we lack instead of the amazing things we have in this moment. We tend to dwell on that one simple, fleeting thing that we are missing, when in reality, we can make long lists of all that is wonderful in our lives. When we show the Universe how grateful and accepting we are of what we have right now, we create space for so many more wonderful things to flow into our lives. It’s the law of attraction, that what we put out, will certainly come right back to us.

In continuing to incorporate that attitude of gratitude, here are some things to think about on this holiday, where we honor those who have served to protect the freedoms of so many, and even everyday as we strive to be gracious human beings.

Start every morning with a few seconds just to pause and breathe. You have been blessed with another day of life. Is there anything more magnificent? When you stop to think about that fact alone, gratitude flows into your life.

Think about the “haves,” not the “have nots.” If you’re going through a period where you think things aren’t going your way, sit down and make lists of all that is great in your life. There is always, always, something to be thankful for. When you see what you have written on paper it becomes clear how much you have to be grateful for.

Share the love in your life with those around you. We assume that our loved ones know just how we feel about them. Take extra time to express your love for the special people in your life.

Giving back is one of the best ways to show your gratitude. Serve others, be selfless, and try to bring a smile to someone’s face. Give someone something to be grateful for, and in turn, enjoy the feeling that comes from giving.

What will you do this Memorial Day to show your gratitude? Let us know!

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