― Maya Angelou
As we head into the holiday season beginning with Thanksgiving, it is a perfect time to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. Gratitude is TRANSFORMATIVE! In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Gratitude is by far the single most important thing you can do to change your life. When you allow yourself to feel gratitude, wherever you are or whatever is going on, in the present moment, in the now – the spiritual dimension of your life will change. It will open up and it will expand and you will grow with it. The more you are grateful for, the more comes for you to BE grateful for. If you want to fulfill your desire and destiny, start by being grateful. When we say “thank you” for what we have, we acknowledge all that the universe has given us. And then you will begin to see more show up.”
Take a few moments each morning between now and New Year’s to think of at least one thing you have to be grateful for, perhaps even keep a journal of your thoughts. Day by day you will begin to notice the transformative power of counting your blessings!