3 Things to Be Grateful For Every Day

By now you're probably tired of everyone suggesting you count your blessings. “I know! I know! I have SO much to be grateful for.”

Yes. You Do. I Do. And yet sometimes you can fall into the practice of gratitude without the feeling of gratitude. I know I have. When this happens it's instant feedback as to the heart of my practice. If my focus is on my thinking, and not my feeling, I know I'm in the wrong playground.

Here's what I do when that happens (and I invite YOU to join me). . .

I close my eyes and breathe
I relax into my breath
I open to its inevitable flow
I notice how good it feels
I surrender into the sensation of
here and now
me and we
I sink further into it
I notice how open and free
it feels to be

Arising from this delicious depth there are 3 things I am ALWAYS grateful for:

  1. I am here. Out of the infinite possibilities at conception I am here. There is NO one quite like you. Admit it! Relish it!
  2. I am an evolutionary being. It doesn't matter how many times I've fallen, I can always get up now. As a matter of fact, my failures are a testament to my powers to begin again.
  3. I am free. Most of my limitations are self imposed. Even the external limitations are an opportunity to grow, to be more than I was before.

The more I reflect on these innate gifts, the more I am a co-creator in shaping the world I live in. My life isn't a happenstance, I am a creative catalyst in it's unfolding. I am especially equipped for evolutionary leaps!  The next time you fall into a rote gratitude practice remember the cosmic character ready to craft a zinging life. That's you, darling! Yes, you!

May your blessings be boundless! Happy Thanksgiving!


About the Author

Adela Rubio writes and speaks on awakening your creative essence with the power of collaboration and community. She's hosted 20+ Women's Writing Circles, 30-Day Adventures, and Telesummits.

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