Many people spend their whole life seeing their glass half empty instead of half full. We all know people like that, don’t we? But, before I blame anyone else, let me mention myself. When I was a teenager and a young adult I spent more time complaining about what I didn’t have (or felt I didn’t have), than time being thankful for the good things I did have.
In all humility, even though I’ve always been a pretty girl, I managed to find all the little things I didn’t like about my face or body and complain about it. When I did, my mother would try to scare me by saying, “don’t offend God, or you will really have something to complain about”. Such comment from my mother would really have the desired effect and scare me enough, so I would stop – just for a while anyway, and just enough to realize that I was actually blessed with nice features and had nothing to complain about my looks.
What about you? Do you remember a time in your life when you didn’t appreciated what you had? Do you appreciated what you have today, or do you still have to work on that? Is your glass half full or half empty?
Thinking back about my own life, I feel that I really didn’t see the glass half full when I was younger. I really had things going for me, but because I was really not seeing them, those good things went away from me for a long while. My lack of appreciation attracted what I was complaining about and pushed away the good things. That’s what happens when you see your glass half empty.
Yes, this is serious stuff. Lack of gratitude and complaints will bring you things that will reflect that.
At the time, I knew nothing about the law of attraction, the subconscious mind or anything that I’ve learned in my study of the mind. With the knowledge that I have now, however, I can look back and see exactly where I went wrong and can use my own experience to guide people who may not be able to see what they are doing by not SEEING what they should be grateful for and what they should be appreciating in their life.
Why Should you Be Grateful for What you Have?
Well, the very first reason you should be grateful for what you have is because it helps you recognize and focus on the positive, versus the negative. It helps you not to take anything for granted, be overall happier in your life and attract more things that will help you maintain this happiness.
When you wake up in the morning, before you get up, start thinking about all the positive things that you have going on in your life. Are you going to get up and stand on your feet? Be thankful that you have working legs. Are you healthy enough so that you will be able to accomplish all you have to do that day? Be thankful for that. Once you’re up, are you able to head to the kitchen and have your cup of coffee, breakfast, or whatever you like to have in the morning? Be thankful for that.
Once you’re up and ready, do you have a job to go to? Do you have your own business to work? Be thankful for that. Do you have enough to eat for the day, maybe too much, even? Be thankful for that. Do you have plenty of clothes to choose from? Does everything seem to work as it should be? Be thankful for that.
My point is that you could take every little thing that you take for granted every day, and be thankful for them. There is always a reason to be thankful for. It is found even in the least suspected places.
As some of you already know, I’ve lost one of my two kitties 6 month ago. He was diagnosed with a pretty advanced form of lymphoma and I was told by the vet that he had about a month to live. I tried very hard and did my very best not to believe the doctor, and was very hopeful especially when he seemed to get better after she had remove some water from his lungs.
However, three weeks later his healthy deteriorated, and eventually he couldn’t eat, drink or even sleep anymore. Not wanting to see my kitty suffer one more minute than he had to, I called my mobile vet to put him to sleep at home. 6 months later, I am still not over the death of Tony. I loved him so much and I miss him so, so much.
So, What do I Have to be Thankful for When I Think about Tony you May Ask?
Many things! I know that he had a great life. Even a friend of mine told me that one thing I didn’t have to worry about was regrets, because I treated that cat like a king and he never had a bad day in his life. I am so thankful and happy for that. I am grateful for the joy he brought to my life and the joy I brought to his. I am grateful that he didn’t have time to suffer long at all and died peacefully in my arms. Even though I can’t even write this with dry eyes, I am truly grateful for all of that. I am also grateful for the fact that his sister, Sophie, is still with me which helps me in my grief tremendously.
From the law of attraction point of view there is all the more reasons why we should be thankful, because according to the law of attraction, the more we are grateful, the more we are attracting things to be grateful for. Anyone familiar with the law of attraction knows that we attract what we focus on and what we vibrate according to our emotions. When you focus on what you are grateful for you become happier. When you’re happier you sent out positive vibrations. Positive vibrations attract positive events in your life.
When you really get that, you start being grateful for every little things and see your glass half full and no longer half empty. Before long, your life start to change for the better.
So, your turn now. What are you grateful for? Do tell!