Dr. Usui Reiki’s “just for today, I give thanks for my many blessings” is a powerful affirmation that highlights the importance of gratitude in our daily lives. When we cultivate a spirit of gratitude and focus on the abundance in our lives, we open ourselves up to more abundance, positive change and transformation.
Here are three practical things you can do today to bring more gratitude into your life:
- Start a gratitude journal: Take a few minutes each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for and write them down in a journal. This can be as simple as being thankful for a warm bed or a cup of tea, or it can be more profound, such as feeling gratitude for your health or your loved ones. By regularly focusing on the good in your life, you will start to attract more positivity and abundance.
- Express gratitude to others: Take the time to thank the people in your life who have had a positive impact on you. This could be a friend who listened when you needed to talk, a coworker who went above and beyond to help you, or a family member who has always been there for you. When we express gratitude to others, we not only make them feel appreciated, but we also strengthen our own connections and our community.
- Practice mindfulness: When we are stressed or anxious, it can be easy to get caught up in negative-outcome-thinking and overlook the good things in our lives. By practicing mindfulness, we can reroute the energy and begin focusing on the present moment and cultivate a sense of gratitude for the simple things in life today. Try taking a few deep breaths and focusing on your senses, such as the feeling of the sun on your skin or the sound of birds singing outside. By being present and mindful, we can cultivate a deeper sense of appreciation for the world around us.
In summary, embodying (and living) a spirit of gratitude can create positive changes in one’s life by attracting more positivity and abundance. By starting a gratitude journal, expressing gratitude to others, and practicing mindfulness, you can bring more gratitude into your daily life and transform your mindset in a way that will support your inner growth and overall wellbeing. “Just for today, I give thanks for my many blessings.”