MBS Spiritual and Wellbeing Show vol1 - Page 11

play. When we are grateful for the things we have the law of attraction and the universe will bring us more things to be grateful for. Also when we spend time looking at what we have and are grateful for we are looking at the positives in our lives and are sending out positive thoughts and emotions which will also help lift our mood, help us to stay positive and help us to live in the present. If we are constantly looking at what we have lost we will continue to live in the past and give up on all the good, positive people, events and situations around us.

So how do we use gratitude on a daily basis? It is very easy to bring gratitude into our everyday lives, the more we say thank you, the more we have things to say thank you for, like attracts like!

Just saying “thank you” at every opportunity throughout the day is also a great way of expressing your gratitude for the positive things around you in the present moment. Mentally or silently saying thank you is a very positive way of changing your mood, bringing in more things to be grateful for and keeping your thoughts positive. Try speaking the words “thank you” from your heart, and really feel it, when you wake up in the morning whilst walking to the bathroom, it’s a great way to start the day and sets the day off in a positive way.

Gratitude Diary

Spending 10 minutes a day writing a gratitude diary is a great way to get started. Before you go to bed at night spend a little time thinking about your day and write down, with feeling and emotion everything that made you happy and that you were grateful for, i.e. your college brought you a coffee, the train was on time, the queue in the shop was short, you avoided getting wet in the storm, whatever it is write it down in the present tense. “ I am grateful the bus was on time”,” I am grateful for the coffee Millie brought me.” etc.

You can also use gratitude to bring in the things you would like in your life, again they need to be written in the present tense with thought, feeling and belief that you already have them otherwise they will always be in the future. For example let’s say you are having problems with a particular relationship and you would like things to become a lot easier and calmer, you could use something like “Today I am feeling love and gratitude for those people who are challenging me in my life. The love and gratitude I feel will dissolve all negativity.” Or if you would like to bring in better health you could write “I am getting better and better, every day, in every way, thank you.”