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It’s easy to be thankful, and in the mood of euphoric gratitude when everything is going well for us.  I know first hand about that. When there’s wind in my sail, I’m on cloud 9. But when the rains come, I’m in full witch mood, broomstick and all.  Is it impossible for us to give thanks when nothing is going right for us?

When things are NOT going our way the last thing we want to do is give thanks. But being thankful has it’s benefits. It prepares a way forward, opening doors for more gratitude. So what, if you didn’t get the job you wanted? Be patient, another is on it’s way. This week I was put to the test when I didn’t get a job I really wanted, but was thankful to be shortlisted and hopeful that something better is just around the corner.  So, what if your relationship ended?  The right one is around the corner.

I know! You’ve heard this all before. But you really wanted THAT JOB! And you really wanted  THAT RELATIONSHIP to work out!  But we don’t always get what we want, now do we?

I know it’s difficult, sometimes may seem impossible to be thankful when faced with so many disappointments. So many times I’ve heard people say their life is hopeless. When you’ve gotten to this point, you have to change the game, and concentrate on what’s good and going right. Trust me, there’s a lot of GOOD that sometimes go over looked! By blocking all those disappointments, heartbreak, and negative emotions, out of our lives; over time it creates within us a forever grateful heart, that allows us to easily tap into the spirit of euphoric gratitude at will.

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In time and with practice you will realise that thankfulness is so much more than “having an attitude of gratitude”! It is a protection of the soul. It is a discipline. It’s actually a weapon in our spiritual arsenal, to keep us grounded.

 

© Etta D. Richards