I have always expressed gratitude when I was down and out with nothing. I have this belief and philosophy if you will that “where there is a will, there is a way”.
It’s so easy to get lost in the struggle, in the frustration of feeling like life will never be what it is you want it to be. And day in and day out, you keep going and you hear it all the time, just be grateful for what you have right now.
There is something about it though that will keep you stuck because it’s asking you to be grateful when you don’t know how to pay your bills and you are working so incredibly hard just to survive.
But here is what I know, true and genuine gratitude matters that the half-arsed thanks you may be given in whatever situation you are in.
Practicing gratitude only when shit hit’s the fan isn’t fruitful or beneficial to your stress or your well-being in general.
Gratitude matters every single day and it needs to be a conscious part that you are engaging in, be it in a morning or evening routine through writing it down or reciting it in your head.
It’s about really noticing all the small and big things in your life right here and right now, but also calling in all that you really want.
And it matters that you do it every single day, like commit to it and engage with it.
Gratitude is one of those things that helps you truly transform your life and the more you show gratitude, the more your life will improve.
And let me tell you that at some point I only expressed gratitude for what is in the now, never what hasn’t happened yet. But the moment I also wrote out the things I am grateful for that I want to happen in the present moment, consistently every single morning, there was a shift within me but also in my life and business.
I learned some hard lessons in life to not take anything for granted, which I will write about later this week. With gratitude comes from within, from the immaterial things we already have before what it is that you want can materialize.