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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Increase Your Blessings with the Law of Gratitude

In a time when markets crumble and we feel the strain of a weakening economy – we have a choice. We can feed the fear that is sweeping this nation and accept that we are in a recession or depression. Or, we can express gratitude and thanksgiving for all the blessings in our lives. While we may be inclined to fall into the ‘woe is me’ option, may I suggest the alternative?

You are blessed! You are all so blessed! Rather than focusing on what you have lost – consider taking a moment and realize how truly blessed you are. Make a gratitude list right now of five things in your life you’re grateful for. For example, I’m so grateful for my family, my health, my home, my talents, my friendships - my list will go on and on – and yours will too!

If you can’t see just how blessed you are in this moment, consider that - 12 million American children go to bed hungry every night. Feel blessed yet? We should, shouldn’t we?

Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when you express gratitude? You’re more content. Being appreciative for what we have makes us realize just how blessed we are. This alone can help manifest increased blessings and abundance in our lives. The more grateful we are and more consciously appreciative of what we have, the more we will receive in return! This is the law of gratitude – one of the easiest ways of manifesting our true desires. By expressing gratitude for what we have we create the energy to manifest other reasons to be grateful.

Studies show giving thanks on a regular basis can make us healthier. Those expressing appreciation of life are generally less depressed, more willing to exercise, and live life to its fullest! When you’re feeling grateful for what you have, rather than dwelling on what you don’t, you will deal much better with the little hiccups in life, including tumbling markets. Why? When we feel gratitude, those negative feelings such as anger, despair, hatred and fear all disappear. And why is this important? Negative feelings hold us back! What we pay attention to will expand. If we worry about the economy, reasons to worry will develop in our lives.

During this Thanksgiving and holiday season, join me and express gratitude for life’s blessings, because we are blessed! With realizing this you will feel better and you will experience true joy.

Alex Marcoux

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