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Living in Grace and Gratitude

Why do so many successful people keep a gratitude journal?


“Gratitude” is a feeling of appreciation, thankfulness, or recognition for something that one has received or experienced. It involves acknowledging and recognizing the positive aspects of one's life and expressing thanks or appreciation for them. Gratitude can be directed toward a person, a thing, an event, a circumstance, or towards yourself. It is often associated with positive emotions such as happiness, contentment, and joy and has been shown to have numerous physical and psychological benefits such as improved mental health, better sleep, increased resilience, and stronger relationships. Expressing gratitude can take many forms, such as saying "thank you," writing a thank-you note, or simply reflecting on what one is thankful for. It can be practiced daily or as needed and has been shown to improve overall well-being and happiness.


Grace and Gratitude go hand-in-hand. In a spiritual context, grace is often associated with divine mercy and favor. Living in grace generally means living with a sense of gratitude, acceptance, and forgiveness and showing compassion to oneself and others, even in difficult situations. It involves living in a state of acceptance of oneself and others, acknowledging that everyone is worthy of love and forgiveness, recognizing the beauty and goodness in the world around us, and choosing to live with a positive outlook. There are a few ways to start your journey to graceful living, but Gratitude journaling is a quick and easy way to get started.


Gratitude Journaling: What is it?

A gratitude journal is a personal journal or notebook in which individuals write down things they are grateful for on a regular basis. This type of journaling aims to cultivate a positive mindset and increase feelings of happiness and well-being. It’s one of the best ways to start living with grace and gratitude since this practice helps one recognize the blessings from a higher power and start living according to those blessings.


Why do successful people keep a gratitude journal?

Successful people often keep a gratitude journal because it helps them maintain a positive attitude and focus on the good things in their life. By regularly reflecting on what they are grateful for, successful people are able to develop a sense of perspective and maintain a positive outlook, even during challenging times.


Some of the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal include:

  1. Increased happiness and well-being: Regularly focusing on what you are grateful for can help shift your perspective and increase feelings of happiness and contentment.

  2. Improved relationships: Expressing gratitude to others can strengthen your relationships and improve your social connections.

  3. Increased resilience: By focusing on the positive aspects of your life, you can develop a sense of resilience and better cope with stress and adversity.

  4. Improved physical health: Studies have shown that practicing gratitude can improve physical health outcomes, such as better sleep, reduced symptoms of illness, and lower levels of stress hormones.


Overall, a gratitude journal is a powerful tool for cultivating a positive mindset and increasing feelings of well-being, and it can be a helpful practice for anyone looking to live a happier, more fulfilling life. It is difficult to let go of resentment and anger and see the good in others, even when they make mistakes, but it is the key to living with gratitude. Ultimately, living in grace means living with a sense of peace and contentment, even in the face of life's challenges.


Charlotte’s Mystic Messenger, Kevin Cross, can help you start living with grace and gratitude. Kevin intends to teach anyone curious how to open their own spiritual connection to the Divine. He believes the soul and spirit work as one vibrational energy, extended from the source of creation, also known as God, The Universe, or The Divine. He offers spiritual growth services such as card readings and intuitive or direct communication with Spirit. In addition to these services, he also offers spiritual classes; The Study of Divination and Angels. If you'd like to book a personal session with Kevin, please complete the contact form or add your name to the mailing list. www.kevincross.com


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