Finding Gratitude in Every Day Moments

How can you find more frequent moments of gratitude & Love in your daily life and how can it be beneficial to you?

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Like most people, do you find yourself being taken out of the moment most of your day obsessing about the past mistakes or traumas?

Do you find yourself worrying about the future and what it might bring? 

We all have moments of Love & Gratitude every day – very short lived, however, compared to the optimal amount we could experience probably. One of the greatest teaching from spiritual leaders is to be present in the moment and find gratitude in the moment of where you are. Yes, one might say that they are going through a really bad time and they are sick or have no money or some other really bad circumstance is happening in their life right now. However, in my experience, even when things seem like they are dismal, there is always something, even if it begins as something that seems small, to find gratitude and appreciation for.

There is always something that you can be thankful for. You may be suffering a serious health crisis, or dire money problems or a relationship issue or losing your home, or whatever. I have been there – yes, with all of them. And, I can say that somehow, I don’t know how, looking back, something inside of me, found ways of having some kind of gratitude, even if I had to make myself look for it in the moment. For example, many years ago, we lost our family home due to financial issues when the market crashed. At first, I was not ready to lose our family home, I was persistent with my husband, and felt attached to our home and our neighborhood and schools for our children. I was in turmoil over this impending loss. And, at some point, something came over me, and I felt a release of resistance and somehow saw the bigger picture. I realized that as long as we were all safe, healthy, and together, it did not matter where we lived. I felt safe with my husband and knowing that we were together and we could do anything if we were together – somehow, it would all be fine. We ended up moving to a small town, where we had no friends, no job, had to start fresh with everything and move our children from all that they knew. In retrospect it was one of the best things that has ever happened to us! Our family is so much happier in this beautiful place – the energy is much calmer and just feels so different. When we visit our old neighborhood and town, we can feel an instant change in the energy and we just can’t wait to get back home – we enjoy our loved ones while we are with the, however, we know where our home is in our hearts.

I find this more and more in my life as I learn, grow and heal. When you are in the moment of now and finding ways to feel gratitude for something in your life, you are not thinking about what happened to you yesterday or last year or even something that happened to you when you were young that caused you pain.

When you are worrying about what tomorrow might bring, you are not in the present moment where you could be enjoying what is going on around you right now. Quantum Physics proves more and more that there are an infinite number of possibilities of what could happen, and also proving that what you think and feel is ultimately the essence of what you bring to your life. When you collapse the wave of possibility by expecting something horrible or expecting the worst of a pending situation, then you are actually creating that very possibility in your life to occur.

Imagine for a moment, that everything you think actually comes to life. Well, in a sense it actually does. YOU are that powerful – your thoughts are that creative. You receive what level your energy & vibration emits out into the Universe & expectation of the world around you is. If you are in a constant state of fear and apprehension, than you can only experience fearful situations arising in your life at every turn.

If you are choosing to feel Love and gratitude in the moment for something, anything, than you are sending out the energy of gratitude into the world, and the Universe can only deliver more to feel grateful for in your experience. According to Quantum Physics this is absolutely true.

How can you change your destiny and future?

Be in the moment of now. Be in a place of gratitude for all that is going on around you. I have definitely been guilty of the opposite of this the majority of my life. As we grow up, we are taught to focus on what we have already experienced as if that is the dictator of our future. Ex: “Don’t do that, you remember what happened last time you did that!” How can that be helpful to anyone?

Find ways to feel gratitude for what you are experiencing right now. Can you find ways to feel gratitude in a job you wish you didn’t have to go to each day? Can you find a way to focus with gratitude for the money & benefits it provides for you and your family to live? Can you feel thankful for the experience it is giving you toward a different job that suits you better and where you feel more joy?

Do you have a chronic illness in which you focus on daily that is painful physically & emotionally draining? Can you find ways to feel gratitude for the people that are around you that spend their time helping take care of you daily – whether they are paid to do so or not? Maybe you have a four legged companion that brings you comfort – are there ways you can honor them more with your Love, affection and time, that expresses your gratitude for them in your life? Can you find gratitude in some other part of your body such as your eyes that see for you to experience all the beauty that surrounds you, or your ears that hear such beautiful music and birds chirping outside your window? Can you find Joy in watching a bird play in a puddle from the rain? Can you find Joy in the beautiful sunset at the end of each day? Can you find Joy in the fact that you can taste amazing flavors while you eat instead of everything tasting the same? Maybe you may feel gratitude at the thought that you have a warm bed to sleep in next to the Love of your life, instead of sleeping on a park bench in the rain.

Here’s another example from my own life that comes to mind…

Quite a few years ago, me (and my family) somehow ended up with Whooping Cough – I didn’t know how severe this was. It was very severe and I was not sure how it would all play out. Funny thing happened while we were all home bed-ridden. We could barely breathe & our lungs were full, and had no energy even to get out of bed, it was a difficult & exhausting task just to walk a few feet to the bathroom or even talk. I won’t go into the severity of it all. However, just before getting sick, I had placed an order for a book by Rhonda Byrne, entitled The Power. We were fortunate to be sharing a home with my parents at the time – and luckily such a blessing for all, they never caught the Whooping Cough from us. So, one day while laying in bed, one of my parents brought in my mail, and in it was the book. Instantly, I began to cry with gratitude as I was so happy to receive this book – I had been so sick that I forgot it was on it’s way. I realized what a blessing it was in that moment – especially in that moment! I was really looking forward to the positive words I was expecting to read! During that time, I am still not sure how, my children would somehow make it from their room to ours, and we would play music that we loved. And, again, we could barely breathe without severe coughing which would tire us out quickly, we would be silly and try to sing along with the music – we were listening to Andrea Bocelli’s beautiful music, and just being silly, pretending we knew the words and trying to reach the high notes in between coughing, as if we were in concert – choking and gasping along the way, and laughing at each other and ourselves. We could hardly breathe, but, we were joyful in the time together and finding comfort with each other. I feel it helped us get through something that I really didn’t know if we were actually going to get through in all honesty. But, somehow, we had moments of gratitude, Love and Joy in the midst. Even now, as I sit here and write about this experience, it brings tears of gratitude to my eyes, as I can feel that experience as if it were yesterday, and I am so grateful to be alive today with my family in tact.

What if you went into every situation as if it were a fresh new experience like a child?

What if you were to go through your day with awe and wonder and questioned what the possibilities of what could happen? According to Quantum Physics there are literally an infinite number of possibilities that could happen in any one situation! And, according to Quantum Physics, it is also up to you how that plays out! Positively or negatively.

The Universe (God, Higher Self, Om, Mother Earth or whatever you choose to call it) is ready and waiting to give you what you want. However, as humans we just stand in our own way almost all of the time thus avoiding that which we really want. The Universe sees things from a much broader perspective and can see all the workings and all the people and all the circumstances that must come into play in order for us to get what we choose to have. And, at this point in my experience, I would rather have someone on my side, that sees ALL and can point me in the right direction.

As humans we tend to spend most of our time being in another time and place other than the here and now. When you are in the here and now, you get to experience life – you get to experience those around you with a newfound Joy and appreciation. Most of the time, we are thinking about a past experience or trauma, and reliving it over and over again in our minds. And, according to Quantum Physics, our body’s don’t know the difference between fantasy and reality. Our body’s fire and wire the same from a fantasy as if it were actually happening to us right now in the moment. No wonder so many people are in a state of dis-ease and illness. If you are constantly living in a past moment of terror, trauma, anger, rage, jealousy, etc., your body’s cells are actually in that energy and vibration of terror, trauma anger, rage, etc., and therefore can not find healing space. You have to lift yourself to the vibration and energy of Love, Joy, Peace, Gratitude, Appreciation, etc., in order for your cells to be in that energy & vibration so they can heal. This is where miracle healing takes place or any healing.

Why would you want to be in any other state than Love & Gratitude then? 

In some cases, being in a state of chronic illness or dis-ease emotionally or physically is actually serving us in some way – but that is for another post.

I will leave you with one more fun experience that I have had recently & continue to have using this method (looking for ways to find gratitude & Joy in everyday moments in my life)…

I love my little dog, she is my baby – I was there when she was born and had to have her, and she is one of my most precious Joys in life!

I was washing the dishes recently, and she came over to me, and stretched up on my leg for attention – not something she does frequently , not until now, you’ll see why in a moment, haha! Normally, I just say something to her to acknowledge her there, as to not turn off the water, and take off my dish-washing gloves and the whole bit just to put them back on. This time, something told me to stop what I was doing, and feel the appreciation that I really feel for her in the moment, and give her that Love and attention that she was looking for. I stopped, and kept talking to her so she would realize more was coming and she did not have to leave. I turned off the water, pulled off my gloves, and bent down and began rubbing her tummy while she was stretched out reaching up to me and just Loved her and petted her, and rubbed her and talked to her and told her how much I Love her and appreciate her being with me and our family and choosing us. I really felt the Love and gratitude well up inside of me and just enjoyed the moment we were sharing without anything else getting in the way, no past, no future – just us, in the moment together, sharing Love.

Now, the funny part, she does this almost every time I am washing dishes now. And, I know, when that happens, not only is it a reminder to me, to stop and be in the moment more often, with everyone in my life – but, it reminds me of my Love and Appreciation for her in my life right now, and she feels that Love & Appreciation emitting from me and that is the beautiful part! She feels Loved! And, who doesn’t like the feeling of being Loved and giving Love? It is contagious and Life Transforming!

With Joy, Yvette

–  Yvette is a Certified Alternative practitioner of energy medicine & energy healing living in the Prescott Arizona mountains and works with clients remotely over the phone. Yvette is a certified Thought Field Therapy practitioner, Certified Level II Reiki practitioner, and a certified Access Consciousness practitioner & Access Energetic Facelift/Bodylift practitioner. Yvette uses advanced bio-energetic muscle testing (kinesiology) in combination with advanced energy/frequency scans and body scans created by Dr. Stephen and Beth Daniel, founders of Quantum Techniques. Yvette continues an intense study of self healing, Consciousness & spirituality and the Law of Attraction. Yvette is not a licensed therapist. Energy healing is not intended as diagnosis, prescription, or treatment for any disease, physical or mental. It is also not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. –

–  Hold Harmless – by using these methods, you agree to be 100% solely responsible for your health & wellness, the health of your family, and animals and hold you Quantum Techniques, Dr. Stephen Daniel and Beth Daniel, & Yvette 100% free of responsibility or harm. Use of Quantum Techniques and other alternative healing methods mentioned above, and bio-energetic muscle testing has never been found to cause harm to anyone. –

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