Replace Fear with Gratitude

We’re nearing the end of 2020, a year that, for many, has been overshadowed by fear and uncertainty.

There have been months of shut-ins, shutdowns, and sickness.

In a word, it has been a year of unrest for millions around the world.

So, let’s pause to send love to those who have lost a loved one, a business, a job, or a home.

And, as jarring as the events of 2020 have been, don’t forget that there is still much to be grateful for.

No matter what part of the world you’re in or what your current circumstances may be, I’d like to suggest that you take a few moments to say “thanks” for someone or something in your life. That simple act increases your awareness immediately because it puts your attention squarely on…

What’s good right now

And focusing on the good in your life puts you in a vibration to attract more of the same.

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles said…

“When good things come to us, the more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme Power, the more good things we will receive—and the more rapidly they will come.

The reason for this is simply that the mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.”

However, there’s a funny thing about gratitude that I’d like for you to know…

Understanding it is not enough

Even if someone understands that expressing gratitude brings more things to be thankful for into their life, they are sometimes resistant to it.

Some time ago, I met a woman named Beverly, who found herself in that position.

For weeks, each morning, when Beverly asked herself what she was grateful for, her body became tense, and her mind would go blank.

Even though she believed the more you focus on what is right in your life, the better her life would be, a part of her did not want to go there.

So why was Beverly resistant?

She did some soul searching, and this is what she discovered…

Her relationship was no longer serving her. She was unhappy at work, and she was struggling to get a business she was excited about off the ground. Beverly had also stopped going out to dinner with her friends every other week—she kept telling herself she was just too busy.

For the most part, Beverly had stopped doing everything that she loved, including painting and writing—her favorite creative outlets.

When Beverly thought about her day-to-day life, she realized she had become an angry person. She complained about her job, nagged her husband, and made excuses about why she hadn’t started her business.

She realized she had started watching a lot more television to drown out the voice inside her head telling her it was time to change her life.

Beverly’s resistance to gratitude reflected her feeling that she was not living up to her highest good, so she was reluctant to experience any happiness.

When Beverly brought all this to light, she started taking steps to allow her to live a life that was more authentic and joyful to her, including quitting her job, starting her business, and she started painting again.

Before long, she found she was able to embrace and express gratitude again.

What’s holding you back?

Your life may not feel as dark as Beverly’s.

Still, for whatever reason, sometimes you may find yourself resistant to feeling grateful. However, that only hurts you because it attracts more to feel good about when you are grateful for what you have.

It’s such an incredible way to live

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles said, “You cannot exercise much power without gratitude, because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power.”

So, right now, think of three things you are grateful for.

Now, I’d like for you to share just one of those things below.

I’ll go first.

I’m so grateful that I am able to communicate this valuable information to millions of people all over the world.

That means I am grateful for you. Without you, I wouldn’t get to do what I absolutely love to do every day.

Now, it’s your turn.

Post one thing you’re grateful for. It’ll be an easy way to spread joy and love and raise the vibration of everyone who reads this post.

No matter how challenging things may seem or how busy you may be, commit to practicing gratitude at least once a day. I promise your life will be richer. And it will keep you connected to your power.

To your success,

Donna Deteau

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