I recently read a book by Rhonda Byrne called “The Magic”. If you haven’t read it, I strongly suggest you do. The book is about gratitude, and helps you take steps to be more thankful in life and explains the benefits of doing so.
In one part of the book, the author talks about Albert Einstein. She says he demonstrated gratitude to people and for his circumstances hundreds of times a day. She expresses her belief that his immense gratitude is one of the reasons he was so successful.
I am a firm believer that, the more we express our gratitude, the more reasons we will be given to be thankful. Here’s a suggestion from that book that works very well for me, and I wanted to share it with you today. There’s an action plan in the book called steps of gratitude. The author explains that the first thing she does after waking up in the morning is say thank you for each step she takes from her bed to the bathroom. One foot is thank, and the other is you. Another suggestion is that if you walk anywhere throughout the day, say thank and you for each step you take. As you do this, think of something or somebody specific to be thankful for.
You may ask, what if I can’t think of specifics? In that case, just say thank you. As you continue to say thank you, even in general, you develop the positive feelings of gratitude. As you do, you will be prompted with something specific to be thankful for. It works every time.
What are you thankful for today? Focus on it with each step you take. On these beautiful summer days, I recommend you take a deliberate walk, and with each step say a simple, heartfelt thank you for even the smallest blessings in your life.
As I mentioned, the more thankful you are, the more reasons you will be given to be thankful. I’ve seen it in my own life, and it only makes me want to express my gratitude even more. When you are thankful, you will feel more positive and happy, and you will have greater impacts on others. It’s a win-win situation. It doesn’t take an Einstein to figure that out. Thank you so much for reading. Have a wonderful day : )