Attitude Of Gratitude
I’ve always thought of October as the month of abundance and gratitude. It’s long been a Thanksgiving family tradition of ours to go around the table and have each person say one thing they’re grateful for. Invariably the dinner table laden with beautiful holiday food is among them!
This month I invite you to look around and marvel at all the beauty, splendor and sheer ABUNDANCE that sets October apart from all other months. Drink in the beauty of the changing leaves, the colors and scents of the farmers’ markets, the intense blue sky, and spend some time being GRATEFUL to be apart of it all!
I believe an attitude of gratitude is the most important thing we can nurture within ourselves, and also teach our children. It’s a natural antidote to stress – feelings of anger, sorrow or worry simply cannot exist alongside gratitude, the vibrations are too different. Gratitude and appreciation are of a high-flying vibration, like love. In fact, Abraham-Hicks says if we all bask in this beautiful feeling instead of worrying about the future, our future happiness would be guaranteed!
To cultivate this beautiful feeling all year, why not start a family gratitude journal? Encourage each member of the family to make daily entries, which can then be shared with the entire family on a weekly basis. You may also want to begin writing a daily gratitude list. Keep it in a separate journal so you can easily refer back when you need a lift! Taking a gratitude walk is also a wonderful way to consciously generate this lovely feeling – focus on all the things you’re grateful for, or simply make ‘thank-you’ your mantra as you stroll. I hope this article has inspired you to develop an attitude of gratitude! I’d personally be very grateful if you’re also inspired to share it!