Count your blessings ~ A grateful heart attracts more joy, love, and prosperity.

Emotional Guidance ScaleThere are many benefits to the practice of gratitude. This week’s card is inviting us to count our BLESSINGS and/or BLESS our mess.

… And it is true, a grateful heart does attract more joy, love, and even prosperity.

“To be grateful is to notice the good amidst the bad, the color against the backdrop of gray, the lovely even as it’s surrounded by the ugly. It’s to count your BLESSINGS and recognize how beautiful life is even when life isn’t going as planned.” (Marc & Angel Chernoff, 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently).  The Chernoff’s believe that gratitude must permeate the soul to bring happiness to our being. Challenges become opportunities.

“When we are grateful, our problems don’t disappear, they simply occupy less space in our hearts, minds, and lives.”  – Marc and Angel Chernoff

I often use gratitude to shift my moods on the days that I find myself wallowing in self-pity or when I am trying to make sense of what is happening around me. Turns out that research supports the practice of gratitude for mood-shifting (Is that even a word?). Click here to learn more.

If you need more information to convince you that bringing an attitude of gratitude to your life consider this: Gratitude and joy have a similar energetic vibration.  See the chart to the right from Abraham-Hicks. Notice what happens around number 7/8. How many times have you experienced disappointment, discouragement or shame?  Or anger and revenge? Our bodies certainly can’t heal at those frequencies.

Download a printable Emotional Guidance Scale.

One more thing before you go…. Here is a lovely 11 minute video about gratitude and living a life of joy. Enjoy!


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