I left a vital piece off my long post about skintness and scarcity yesterday – Gratitude. Where was my head at? What on earth was I thinking? A daily gratitude habit/hobby/practice is essential for abundance.
Every day, at some point, begin or end (or both) with Gratitude. List everything for which you are grateful. If you are worried about money, these things might be hard to find, perhaps. But once you go looking for them, you realise you are awash with abundance and you have so much to be grateful for.
Do you remember that thing we used to do when we were little, saying our prayers, God Bless Mummy & Daddy? It’s the adult equivalent of that. Go looking for the abundance in your life and show your thankfulness and appreciation. Write them down. Say them out loud. Say them quietly just before your head hits the pillow. As long as you remember to notice them and be glad, that’ll do the trick. What you appreciate appreciates. So if you have even a small amount of money in the bank be grateful for it, as that gratitude will attract more.
GratitudeLog.org – The Happiest Place on the Internet – here you can share your gratitude on a social media platform if you choose; I’ve enjoyed that in the past.
GratitudeDaily.com – Julia’s gorgeous resource which offers you a 21 day online course starting again on 30th June. I did this in February and it’s a blissful place to start or re-ignite your daily habit.
Gratitude Jar – Write little notes of everything wonderful that happens to you and for which you are grateful, store them in a jar and periodically open up the jar to remind yourself of how much bounty there is in your life.
Gratitude Rocks – How to find and use some gratitude rocks.
Gratitude Journal – Find a beautiful notebook and write down in it the things you are grateful for, whenever they occur to you and also during your daily practice. The more you look for things, the more you’ll find. Take photos of them and share them with us on social media. Share your gratitude abundantly.
Screensaver – Be on the lookout for inspirational pictures and thoughts about gratitude. Find one you like and save it to your computer then use it as your desktop. Until the habit is ingrained, it is useful to have little reminders everywhere you look. See Deepak’s – does that do it for you? If not, look out for your own on Google, Facebook and Pinterest.
And finally here’s my favourite book which got me going on this route – Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
Here are just some of the things I am grateful for today:
- My health
- My GSOH
- My friends and family
- My clients
- My garden
- Mitsy, my lovely furry companion and Zen mistress
- My homemade lemonade
- The unwaxed lemons which Ocado deliver so that I can make it
- Ocado who do my shopping so that I can do what I prefer: time is money
- A beautiful sunny day in London
- And rain when it comes because it makes by garden lush
- My garden
- My garden shed
- My car
- Central heating and windows that open when it’s sunny and sometimes both at the same time. Yup. I know. Profligate.
- Hot and cold running water
- Washing machine
- Comfy bed
- My garden flat
- Work I love and find nourishing in every way
- Hopes and dreams
- Reading, writing and arithmetic
- Virtual pals
- BBC iPlayer
- A stash of gorgeous notebooks
What’s on your list? What are you grateful for? Do share…and just before you go, here’s a nice little 6 minute film you might enjoy to get you into the flow of being thankful. Thanks to Jenny K for sharing this earlier in my Club 100 Abundance Group.