Gratitude and abundance – how are they connected?

Just think about this scenario:

You invite someone to your place to spend the day. You put in a lot of thought into planning the day – the meals, the entertainment, the things you’ve got to tell that person, some gifts you want to give them. You’re excited. You’ve shopped, you’ve cleaned, you’ve cooked. And now you’re waiting for that person to come and enjoy all you’ve planned for them. The person arrives – with a long face. He doesn’t seem very happy to see you.  He doesn’t seem to appreciate how you’ve decorated your home. He’s not to keen on the entertainment planned. He certainly doesn’t seem to be in a mood to listen to what you’ve got to say. He eats the food as if it were straw. And when you give him the gifts he doesn’t seem very happy with them. Then he leaves. No word of thanks while he’s at your home and none whatsoever even later.

Question: Would you want to invite him, entertain him, cook for him, talk to him and give him a gift ever again?

My answer : No – most certainly not. I’d consider him ungrateful and rude.

But strangely, that’s how we often behave towards Life, the Universe………..

Think of the abundance of the Universe and all that we enjoy. If we are not grateful for what we so constantly receive – life, breath, air, water, electricity, money, time, relationships, careers (no particular order of priority – there is none, and the list is endless), how do we expect to continue to enjoy its abundance?

It’s pretty simple, if you want to be more, do more and have more – thank more!

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.~Sarah Ban Breathnach

May you be inspired (and grateful) – everyday!

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