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Living Positively through Gratitude

Last night one of my close friends called me crying. She was heartbroken because her son had just left for bootcamp. He joined the Marines. She kept apologizing for breaking down and not “keeping it together.” She’s a super mom and one of those women that does it all and is there for everyone else, all. the. time. She amazes me on so many levels. She also kept saying that she couldn’t help but think the worst. I was so honored that she called me to let it all out, really meant so much to me. And the best thing that I could give her, was to stay positive. Then she asked me how and my only answer was gratitude.

There aren’t many out there that haven’t seen The Secret these days, it’s Oprah mainstream.  We all know about the Law of Attraction, and we all know the power of positivity.  But The Secret doesn’t really give you a manual or how-to for positive thinking. They just tell you to do it.  But how do you flip the positivity switch?

Live in Gratitude. Create a gratitude journal, write a list of 10 things that you are grateful for. Then write 10 more things. Then 10 more. Write 10 things every morning that you’re grateful for. This list becomes more powerful as it gets longer and as it gets more detailed. The longer the better, star including brief descriptions.

The more you pour into your gratitude journal, the more happiness you will bring into your life and the easier it will be for positive thoughts to replace negative. Gratitude simply the key to a happier life.

Today I am grateful for  Stephen, for dear friends that value my friendship enough to let their guards down and cry, for my yoga practice, for my business partners, for my amazing maid of honor, for the ability to follow my dreams, for being in Oprah magazine, for a mother that is as excited about planning a wedding as I am, for my health, for the health of my family, for my clients, for teaching yoga. Im grateful for you, for reading this blog.

What are you grateful for?


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