Gratitude has and will always be the key to true happiness and abundance. Whether we realize it or not, our level of gratitude greatly affects not only the decisions we make in our daily life, it also influences the amount of prosperity and blessings present in our lives.
The more grateful you are for the things you already have, the more it becomes possible for God to bless you and widen the flow of abundance into your life. In this post, I’m giving you the exact reasons gratitude is the key to abundance along with practical tips for practising more gratitude on a daily basis.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
GRATITUDE IS THE KEY TO ABUNDANCE AND HAPPINESS
Before we go any further I wanted to give you a few definitions so we’re clear on what gratitude actually is, and what abundance can look like for you.
When people think about gratitude, they probably imagine someone feeling incredibly thankful for one particular thing in their life.
While that is true, being grateful is so much more than that. It’s that intense feeling of fulfilment and contentment you experience when you think about something or someone you are blessed to have in your life.
Gratitude makes you smile more because it heightens your joy. Abundance is a direct result of gratitude. Abundance means to have way more than you will ever need.
But this is such a simple definition of the term. True abundance means to be aware and be in sync, with every breath you take, every person you meet, and every event or experience you have in your life.
Abundance comes from the heart and has nothing to do with how much money you have in the bank. Too many people are wealthy yet they live in a state of poverty and constant scarcity.
Here are the reasons gratitude is the key to abundance:
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#1 — GRATITUDE CHANGES YOUR PERSPECTIVE
When you consistently practice gratitude it changes your perspective of your life and every aspect of it. I’ve said before that our lives are a series of moments we experience and the lessons that we learn.
While we might experience a variety of different moments throughout our lives, our perspective of these experiences will dictate whether we live a life of joy and abundance, or we live a life of mental poverty.
If we dwell in a constant state of lack, ingratitude and complaining, that’s the only life we will ever experience. We see everything through a warped lens, and it will have a negative impact on us. Because of this, we spend our time being miserable, defeated and alone.
For abundance to flow freely into our lives we must focus on the blessings all around us. We need to look at the birds flying through the sky and the breath that passes through our bodies each day.
It’s easy to see all the things wrong with life, and because of that, abundance is a blessing. We unlock this blessing by shifting our perspective to that of a higher, more thankful level.
Have you ever met two people who come from exact backgrounds that have completely different experiences in life? The difference isn’t in opportunities given to them it lies in their perspective of everything they experience in life.
Gratitude shifts your focus to one of positivity and helps you to see the testimony in the tests, and the message lying underneath all the mess.
You find yourself smiling even through what might seem as the most awful circumstances.
#2 — GRATITUDE TRANSFORMS YOUR LIFE
Gratitude is the key to abundance because it improves your quality of life. It improves our physical and mental health and this changes our lives in more ways than we can imagine.
The abundance of health, wealth, knowledge and experiences that come from being grateful is unheard of.
I’ve been thankful all my life, but I’ve only been intentionally practising gratitude every day for a month, and the streams of effortless abundance and prosperity that have been flowing into my life are nothing short of a miracle.
Money has literally fallen into my lap. People and opportunities are appearing out of nowhere, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. In the 28 years I’ve been alive I haven’t smiled as much as I have been smiling this past month.
Gratitude has transformed my work, private and spiritual life.
It’s like I have a spiritual Wi-Fi connection to God because it feels as if He’s now right beside me whispering into my ear and I love it.
Abundance has no limit once you are unwavering in how grateful you are each day. You’ll start experiencing increased fulfilment at work and this increases your level of motivation.
You find yourself inspired and working harder without even trying. I’ve literally seen people move from poverty to success because they’re so grateful with the little they have been blessed with that God, the universe and everyone else can’t help but bless them with more.
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#3 GRATITUDE BRINGS YOU JOY AND INNER PEACE
There are a few women in my life who, even if heaven and earth pass away, they will still be smiling as if nothing happened.
I aspire to have that level of inner joy and peace, and I know that daily, intentional gratitude will get me there.
Did you know that the people who are the most abundant in life are also those with the greatest sense of inner peace?
People like Ghandi, Mother Teresa and Jesus Christ all have one thing in common- their level of gratitude was at such an elevated level that they enjoyed peace regardless of their situation.
They remained joyful and happy through persecution and in the end, no matter what people might have done or tried to do to them, that never changed.
How many of us wake up everyday annoyed with life feeling like there’s a missing piece?
We have lots of friends, a family that loves us and money to spare, yet we’re miserable. It’s because while we have much, we aren’t abundant. We are rich yet live in poverty in our minds and hearts.
Practising gratitude, even if you only have 1 dollar in the bank will make you the most abundant person on the planet because you’ll have the one thing most people never have, and that’s inner peace.
TAKE INTENTIONAL ACTION
When you have a gratitude mindset, it is inevitable that you will be blessed with more. But developing a habit and mindset of gratitude takes daily practice.
I’ve found that gratitude becomes an integral part of your life if you can do things that express this every day for at least 60 days. Every morning for the next 60 days (minimum), I’m challenging you to make a list of at least 10 things you’re grateful for each day.
You might be tempted to write the same three or four things such as a house, job and food, but I challenge you to go further. Take an honest look at your daily life.
Stop for a few moments each morning to visualize.
Think about every single thing in your life that makes you happy. It could be as simple as the feel of the grass under your feet or the smell of perfume on your jacket.
Use a journal and be intentional with your list. Going for daily walks and saying your gratitude list out loud is another fantastic way to bring more abundance and prosperity into your life.
I speak about the power of words all the time and gratitude is no different. Speaking words of gratefulness out loud raises your vibrations and can only invite positivity and blessings into your life.
If you enjoyed reading about why gratitude is the key to abundance, you would enjoy reading more about the 30 powerful self-affirmations that will change your life.
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Until next time. Peace, love and prayers.