Gratitude Test.

What is Gratitude?
The quality of being thankful; to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Are you grateful?
If so, that's wonderful. If not, what's the reason as to why?

I'm not here to say why you should be grateful, but instead, I want to speak about why I'm grateful and what I'm grateful for. There are so many things to be grateful for that we all take for granted in life. Waking up, being able to walk, being able to see & hear etc. Those are the little things that majority of us take for granted everyday.

I know I don't show it as much as I should, but I'm extremely grateful for my life. What I have been given, I couldn't ask for anything else. At first, I didn't realise what I had until certain events were revealed to me. At least once a week/once every 2 weeks, in my head, I just thank God for what I've been given. There are so many people who don't wake up to see the next day or others who wake up and have to deal with a devastating change in their lives that will affect them eternally. Breathing is something to be thankful for and it's truly the little things that tend to go unnoticed by us all. I plan on talking about this in-depthly another day but I just wanted to touch on this subject for a little bit.

For the past few weeks, I've noticed that I have had more gratitude towards things/people than usual. I don't know if it's because of work, but lately, I've just been showing my gratitude for the things that I have in my life. 
"In a world full of nonsense, affirming your gratitude for all the little and big things that you have and that are to come can set your day/week/month and year on a whole new positive stride." - Terroll & Nakita.

After watching their video about this, I began to take on what they said and implement it within my life. I don't go on gratitude walks like they do (soon come), but lately I've been saying the following statements to myself to keep me motivated and on track with my goals.

"I'm grateful for living, breathing and waking up to see the next day."
"I'm grateful for my family, friends and those who are important to me."
"I'm grateful for my new Canon DSLR I get this year."
"I'm grateful for graduating University with a 2:1/1st & the graduate job I receive after Uni."
"I'm grateful for passing my driving test this year & getting my car this Christmas."
"I'm grateful for the progression of my blog & the opportunities that'll come along with it."

Those are just a small snippet of what I say to myself as there's so much more to be included in that list. I speak this self-made speech to myself because I want to speak my life into existence. This is when you continue to speak your goals into existence (which in simple terms means that you're foreseeing your future). It really does work in my opinion, as when I was applying for jobs last year & this year, I always spoke about them as if I was working for the company already and well... after speaking it into existence I always got the job in the end.

Becoming grateful for things that haven't happened yet just means that they will happen eventually. I didn't realise how much of a firm believer I was of this until a few weeks ago. I love thinking about the future (again more than I realised) and for everything that I've spoken into existence, I can't wait to see it take place & actually happen! :)

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"Begin each day with a grateful heart."

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