“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted – a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
Thanksgiving - a day where we join together with our families and friends and eat A LOT of food while supposedly being thankful. When I was younger, we would go around the dinner table and say what we were thankful for. I have found that it's very easy to say you're thankful for something - but if your heart doesn't swell with gratitude when you say it, then there's a disconnect. The feeling of gratitude warms and moves your heart. As I was walking one evening, the very large, stunning full moon stopped me in my tracks. I felt such gratitude to see this magnificent site. My heart was happy and a smile immediately formed on my face. The feeling of gratitude aligns us with the ALL that IS and brings us into the present moment. That's powerful stuff!
We all, each and every one of us, have much to be thankful for. Yes, a lot of people are facing dark times - all the more reason to align with gratitude. It's very easy to complain, but that doesn't get us anywhere. Light is the answer to darkness, gratitude is the answer to lack, love is the answer to anything and everything. It's a good start to think of the things that we're grateful for - to count our blessings. Now, take it to the next level and sincerely FEEL it. Feeling gratitude allows us to be in a state of higher vibration. Gratitude does indeed nurture our Soul and it enriches our life.
We have been given and blessed with so much. How can we complement our gratitude? By giving. You can start small or you can go all out - but GIVE. You can give someone your time, your expertise, your help, your smile, a hug, your prayers, an encouraging word - there are indeed so many ways we can give. Each time we give from our heart we are also providing someone with the opportunity to receive and feel that wonderful emotion of gratitude. It is a beautiful cycle as there is gratitude in giving as well as in receiving.
It is time to bring more light to our lives and to this planet. It is time we take responsibility for our vibrations. We always have a choice with how we feel - whether we are low vibratory or high vibratory. Gratitude and giving are fantastic ways to raise your vibration. May your holiday (and everyday) be one of deeply felt thanks/gratitude as well as giving from your heart.
In Love & Gratitude, Adrienne :)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.