You were given a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used even one of them to say "thank you" for all of the blessings in your life?

Seeing our lives as blessed creates a ripple effect...when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. Yet we often overlook the blessings we have in our lives when we feel weighed down by the demands on our time and of our selves. Responsibilities with our relationships, jobs, children and social life can consume us and begin to feel like burdens. We can easily become caught up in merely going through the motions day after day, forgetting to stop and appreciate all of the good fortune we truly have.

Focusing on our burdens instead of our blessings can leave us feeling stressed, tired, depressed and physically ill. Have faith that you are never given any more burdens that you can handle. When you look at your life through the eyes of your soul, you begin to recognize all of the blessings you have and life's aggravations begin to melt away.

Feelings of thankfulness resonate with the vibrational frequencies of acceptance, harmony and peace. When you have feelings of love, joy, gratitude and happiness, you essentially become a magnificent magnet, attracting to you the relationships, experiences and circumstances that you desire. Conversely, feelings of fear create a magnetic force that attracts more of what you fear.

So when a new day dawns, lie still for just a few seconds before rising and reflect on the blessings in your life before embarking upon your day. Everything will flow much more smoothly when you walk through life with an attitude of gratitude. 

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