Gratitude: The Fastest Shortcut to Happiness

When some problem or life situation is getting on me and my peace of mind seems to be going away, then I shift my focus on what I am grateful for, in that present moment. I name silently or out loud what I am grateful for until I feel better.

And it works! Why? Because it is impossible to feel anxiety and be truly grateful at the same time.

What am I grateful for right now?

  • A delicious organic lunch I got in my organic store around a corner – it nourishes my body and soul and I even didn’t need to cook it!
  • 2 cherry trees in blossom right next to my windows – so much beauty free of charge!
  • Hay House Radio – wonderful inspiration, available 24/7, and it is also free!
  • All my books – I am glad I live in a part of the world where I can buy books which help me grow and I have a free access to knowledge of any kind.
  • My coffee – I love coffee! My true colleague – so much of my work is done while my coffee cup is sitting next to me 🙂
  • Technology & the Internet – how could I possibly live and work without technology? So much abundance of info, contacts and opportunities right there, on my office desk.
  • Essential oils – help me be in the present moment. I use them in the aroma lamp or simply smell them from the bottle.
  • Air-conditioning in our apartment – what a treat in summer, makes my life so much more enjoyable.

So many things to be grateful for! And I have not even started naming my husband, parents, and all other people who love me. By putting the list together, I feel that there is so much in my life which supports me in numerous ways. I feel the bounty. I feel Love. And when Love is present, fear doesn’t have a chance.

Do yourself a favor and practice heartfelt gratitude. It is so easy and so worth it. You can even get yourself a gratitude buddy, a friend or family member with whom you are going to exchange e-mails every morning about all the things you are grateful for.

Gratitude is always available to us. Happiness is always available to us. It is our ability to be aware of them and connect to them which makes all the difference in the world.

What are you grateful for today?

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