grateful

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” ~ Kahlil Gibron

I was talking to a good friend today about abundance, sometimes it is hard to believe and attract abundance when you feel financial lack and scarcity in your life.  I have been having some challenges with lack of money but I have faith that all will work out for my good.  Still that little part of me can’t help but look at the reality that I don’t have any money.  Iyanla Vanzant, says, “Never say you are broke, say you are temporarily without funds.”  I love that. The law of attraction says we attract what we put our attention on.  I decided to focus on what I have and not, what I don’t have.  I am changing my vibration from scarcity to abundance.  How? Gratitude.

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears” ~ Anthony Robbins

The truth is my life is so abundant and I have so much to be grateful for.  It is a choice to be grateful and it can change everything.  What if today, we were just grateful for everything?  As we go through our day we can find countless things to be grateful for, and taking the second to acknowledge it makes all the difference.  When we stop and say thank you throughout the day for what appears to be the little things that we take for granted, we discover the little things are really our unmet wants.

When you wake up: say, “Thank you I am alive another day” there are many people who are not so lucky.  Every breath is a miracle.

When you go to the bathroom: say, “Thank you for indoor plumbing” there are many people who do not have bathrooms or indoor plumbing yet we take it for granted.

When you open the fridge: say, “Thank you that I have a fridge, thank you that I have food to eat” everyday people die of starvation somewhere in the world, there are people who consider themselves lucky if they find something to eat out of a garbage can, you can choose to be grateful.

When your kids are running around driving you nuts: say, “Thank you that I have healthy children, thank you they can breathe, have legs, are alive, etc.” there are parents who only see their children when they go to their grave or sit at their bedside in the Hospital as they lay there fighting for life.

When you sleep in your bed: say, “Thank you I have a warm bed to sleep in, thank you I have a roof over my head” there are people who lost their homes in disasters, people sleeping on the street and people living in real need.

When you grumble about having to carry the clean laundry up the stairs: say, “thank you I have access to clean cloths, thank you that I can walk” there are people who only have one or two outfits and they are torn and dirty, there are people who are paralyzed and would be grateful to just walk.

It is a simple shift of perspective. I can go on all day listing our blessings.  If you can read this on a computer you probably have many of the ones I listed and countless more.  I know firsthand times are tough, I don’t even have a dollar to buy food to be honest, literally, but boy am I blessed and man-o-man is my life abundant.

My Challenge: What if today we were just grateful for everything? Stop throughout the day and say thank you for your blessings.

Namaste,

Maria Elena Escobar