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Why? Your thoughts are following those old, well-worn, rigid cow paths in your brain. They follow those cow trails while you are not looking. And it does not work to put roadblocks in paths, to resist those thoughts. You have to build new roads, create new paths.
Feeling gratitude will smooth out landscape so you can create new paths. Replace thoughts of sickness with thoughts of health, poverty thoughts with wealth thoughts, dread thoughts with dream thoughts. You can then build with your thoughts health highways and wealth byways and love lanes and self-express-ways.
Singing In The Rain
And we know that once your thoughts are following new paths, health and wealth and love and self-expression will manifest openly and freely in your life.
Let feeling of gratitude rain and reign in your life. It will shower you with pleasures and treasures. It will let you see how you are a mighty, shining raindrop in great rainfall of good universe. Let “thank you” be your prayer that you sing in rain.
Before you go to bed, think of an incident that happened to you during day. Any incident. It can be as simple as eating breakfast or walking dog or talking to a coworker. Write incident as if you were putting it in your memoirs or journal or autobiography. And do it this way . . .
When you write about incident, revise it so it includes your having a LARGE amount of gratitude during incident. How? As you think about incident before you write, feel gratitude flowing into memory. Feel yourself full of thanks. See a smile. Maybe feel a bounce in your step, peace in your shoulders, joy in your posture. Then write incident in this revised version. Don’t worry about good style or grammar or punctuation. Simply write it.
Do this exercise for a week with a new incident from each day. I think you will be surprised at what happens to your level of gratitude during those seven days.
Stephanie West Allen, JD, is the author of _24 7 This! The Merry Method To Accelerate Success_. Excerpts at http://www.allen-nichols.com/success.cfm She coaches people in using the two Merry Maxims, WYTUG (What You Think Upon Grows) and LULU (Loosen Up, Lighten Up) to achieve health, wealthy, creativity, and harmonized relationships. Contact her at Stephanie@allen-nichols.com