When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
~ WILLIE NELSON
This came across my desk recently and I giggled and shook my head in agreement. There is a practice that Spirit gave to me that I want to share with you. A lot of people use in many forms. This version speaks to the greatness we embody by the people, events and things we are “greatful” for, thus the change in spelling.
Have a small writing book, something you delight in, by your bed with a pen you enjoy using. Before you sleep, write 5 – 10 things that you are “greatful for” or “greatful that.” Just one per statement. Breathe the energy of what you enjoyed into your heart.
These are simple things such as, “I am greatful that I had a few minutes of quiet today.” Or, “I am greatful for the flowers in my garden.” The point is to begin to see your everyday life is blessed. There is love and therefore healing in everything around you.
This works much better when you keep things in the positive. If you are greatful that your boss didn’t yell at you today, the statement would have greater healing effect when it reads, “I am greatful that my boss was kind today.”
As you begin to see and experience this, your life changes naturally and easily. It is difficult to appreciate large blessings until we appreciate our daily gifts.
There is an added benefit to this practice. When you go to sleep with positive thoughts and blessings, you sleep better and therefore, heal more deeply throughout the night and wake up more refreshed.
Quote shared from http://gratefulness.org