If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
An attitude of gratitude is what everyone is seeking these days, because they know that the more they can feel gratitude, there will be more they can be grateful for always around them. There is always something to be grateful for.
Now there are those who would doubt this; that’s okay, be grateful for them for in the allowing of another to have their attitude that gives you the same permission to have yours — and yours is an attitude of gratitude!
Bring yourself into alignment with the attitude of gratitude by allowing yourself to be happy, happy about as much as you possibly can be happy about. Look around you, and when you see something that brings a smile to your face. Own that smile and allow that smile to beam and shine, allow that feeling to fill as much of your mind as possible.
Soon that feeling will wash over you, filling your body with as much joy and happiness as possible. As your body feels this happiness, you feel gratitude for how good this feels, how right this feels and how much you appreciate this moment in time, which allows you to experience gratitude in its most generous form. Your entire body is now in a state of bliss and peace and for this, you are grateful.
Now close your eyes and allow yourself to imagine that you can still see that sight that brought you to such a remarkable feeling of happiness and allow the memory to fill your imagination. Allow it to be all you give your concentration to, as you are grateful that you can once again see that which has brought you happiness before. As your imagination allows you to continue to see this sight, your entire body will once again be filled with the exact same energy as when your eyes were open — so you are grateful even more for this opportunity to experience happiness.
You feel your heart blossoming like a beautiful flower opening to the beckoning of the sun and for this, you are grateful. The warmth in your heart continues to expand and you realize that this feeling, this energy is what you have always felt connected to, always sought to manifest more of in your world.
This feeling is love. You are grateful for this feeling of love, grateful that you can bring it to you, that you can bring it through you and allow it to be the strength you can always call upon, the comfort that is always there. Allow this love to nurture you and be grateful even more.
Through this practice, gratitude has found ways to express itself to you and through you easily, because gratitude is love and you are love. And now you know how to make it happen over and over again. The ability to be grateful for something; and experience this love, feeling it deeply happens because it was in you all along. Be grateful that it always will be there.