Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.
For many years I have practiced a variety of different holistic therapies from a diverse mix of traditions and cultures. I wanted something that would create a deep shift in my consciousness. My heart told me along the path that gratitude was the way. Gratitude merged everything I had learned into one whole practice. It is the thread that weaves itself through every spiritual practice.
This book was born out of a need to celebrate life within all its diversity of experiences, a desire to cultivate gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation in creative ways so that we can develop an attitude that allows us to live in a state of grace. Every moment is filled with opportunities to fill our consciousness with feelings of gratitude. Every event in life becomes an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to expand our capacity to love.
Notice the magic that happens when you shift your awareness from the things you don't have to the things you do have. Happiness is a choice. Generating gratitude is a way of opening our eyes to the abundance that has always been there.
This book is my grateful love letter to life. Enjoy your wonderful journey of thankfulness. Become curious, be amazed, be inspired and inspire others, open your heart, be creative, be kind, create your own unique wonderful grateful journey, celebrate and feel blessed for this incredible gift of life.