The Art of Gratitude
I first became familiar with gratitude when I started an appreciation diary in which I would write about five things at the end of each day that I was feeling grateful about. At the time, I was going through a difficult time in my life: a recent breakup, financial challenges, creatively blocked and feeling overall unhappy with my life and myself. I was willing to try anything. Within a few months of incorporating this daily act of appreciation, my life started to shift for the better. I was offered delightful opportunities within both my personal and professional life. I never thought that incorporating this small daily habit would help me make such a shift in perception and in turn, attraction.
As soon as I started to put pen onto paper and think about all the blessings in my life, I noticed a shift in my energy, which in turn made me a magnet for more goodness. Focusing on the blessings in my life and throughout my days repeating sentences such as “I live an abundant life” and “I am surrounded by abundance”, energised my mind, body and soul. It felt good to think about everything I had in my life as opposed to what was lacking or not yet happening. I completely let go of my attachment to an outcome. Instead, I started to appreciate all the little things that I cannot imagine my life without. No matter what happened in my day or how bad I felt on certain days, I would show up for myself and look for things to appreciate about my day. No matter how simple it may seem, gratitude has the power to positively change the way we see life and experience its challenges. Gratitude aligns you with the vitality of your soul where you can tap into your unlimited potential and creative energy.
Sarah is a Psychotherapist, Mental Health Social Worker, Art Therapist, Artist and Writer. She is also the Practice Manager at Mental Awakening.