Silent Gratitude – How to Use Words of Gratitude and Thanks
Here’s how I used the amazing power of gratitude one Thanksgiving. It brought me from depressed and hopeless to grateful and optimistic.
My hope is that it can do this for you too. Here’s how it worked for me.
One Thanksgiving day . . .
. . . around 15 years ago, I called my wise-for-her-years niece, Lynn, in tears.
Lynn was born when I was 8 and we’ve been more like sisters than aunt and niece.
I was living on Whidbey Island, Washington, teaching 6th grade at Langley Middle School.
I had a good job, great students, living in a lovely furnished house on the bluff with a view of the bay.
From the outside, it looked like a very good life.
But not from the inside.
I was depressed.
I called Lynn crying.
“I feel so awful, Lynn. Where is my life going? It’s so dark and gloomy here. It’s raining – AGAIN. Will I ever meet anyone to love? I’m going to be alone forever. I feel so hopeless.”
Fully (she’s always been a great listener).
Then she asked me, “Do you want to know what I think you should do?”
“Of course,” I sobbed.
Lynn suggested I write a list of 100 things I was grateful for.
In that moment, I couldn’t imagine that I could come up with even one.
But I agreed to do it.
Making that list immediately changed my day.
I realized how much I had to be grateful for.
How much beauty, good fortune, happy moments I had been overlooking.
Most importantly, it showed me how changing the focus from poor me to grateful me can transform everything.
Here’s my suggestion for YOUR day.
Create a list of 100 things you are grateful for.EFT Tapping Points
Do it all in one sitting, or spend the day or the next 3 days compiling your list.
And we’d all benefit if you come back here and share with us how doing this simple task changed things for you.
And once you’ve got your list of 100 written . . .
. . . tap the acupoints as you read it aloud.