“GRATITUDE is the GIFT of being thankful….In living an Abundant Life, giving this GIFT becomes the prayer of the heart that opens your life to the riches contained in it.” (from my book 5 GIFTS for an Abundant Life: Create a Consciousness of Wealth)

The power of Gratitude is unleashed when we are thankful for everything and everyone in our lives…and I mean everything and everyone. Why? Because out of an attitude of Gratitude, we create an “altitude” from which to behold our lives. When we are thankful, we are connecting with the heart of a situation or person. Thus the act of being grateful gives us the wings to transcend the personality or circumstance, and the perspective to live in the Love that is the foundation of it all. The truth is that it is impossible to give the gift of Gratitude and entertain any other feeling or emotion at the same time.

“Thank you, God” (or “Spirit” or “Universe” or what ever you choose to call that Power that is greater than we are) are three of the most important words you can use during your day. By giving thanks – for the food you are about to eat, the traffic on the freeway, the rude salesperson, your partner for a present, your child for helping you – you express a form of prayer that allows you to witness the Divine in it all, while at the same time saving yourself from spending energy on less desirable emotional responses. What a way to live!

AND, there’s another bonus in giving this gift of Gratitude. Giving thanks for what we would like more of in our lives actually sets up the vibration of receptivity for that desire to manifest. By being grateful for that which has not yet shown up in form, we “move from perceived limitations into the passion of possibilities, without attachment to “how” our good is to be manifested,” I write in the 5 GIFTS book. It’s that simple.

Please accept the powerful gift of Gratitude and remember - the way to increase its value is to give it at every opportunity. You will soon realize a profound truth: by giving this gift you declare your entire life a Blessing.

Author's Bio: 

Diane Harmony is the author of the best selling book and prosperity course, 5 GIFTS for an Abundant Life: Create a Consciousness of Wealth, and founder of 5 GIFTS, an organization devoted to upholding our mission: To awaken humankind to our Infinite, Abundant, Nature. An ordained trans-denominational minister, Diane is an inspiring speaker and compassionate teacher. Visit her at http://www.5GIFTS.com or http://www.5gifts.com/blog.