Attitude of Gratitude
November 24, 2016 by Cathy Brown
“It’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, that is the true meaning of Thanksgiving” ~ W.T. Purkiser
My colorful turkey above wants to wish you a wonderful and loving Thanksgiving. During “turkey day” most of us sit down to a huge dinner followed by lively conversation about holiday shopping and/or an evening filled with football games and desserts. Oh…the pumpkin and apple pies…how delightful!
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to play a fun Abraham-Hicks game called “Rampage of Appreciation”. You begin by looking around your family table and gently noticing something that pleases you. It can be a person or an object. Try to hold your attention on this pleasing person or object as you consider how wonderful, beautiful or useful he/she/it is. And as you focus upon it longer, your positive feelings about it will increase.
Now notice your improved feeling, and be appreciative of the way you feel. Then once your good feeling is noticeably stronger than when you began, look around and choose another pleasing object for your positive attention.
The more you find something to appreciate, the better it feels; the better it feels, the more you want to do it; the more you do it, the better it feels; the better it feels…the more you want to do it. And so on….and so on.
This might be a fun game to add to your Thanksgiving festivities with each person taking a turn sharing their Rampage of Appreciation. Each person may want to say out loud specifically what they appreciate about their choices.
A desire to appreciate is a very good first step, and then as you find more things that you would like to say “Thank You” for, it quickly gains momentum. And as you appreciate it, you attract something more to appreciate, until in time, you are drawing more positivity to you! Gratitude and appreciation are essential when allowing the universe to bring you your desires.