Gratitude is synonymous with thankfulness + appreciation, but when I think of gratitude I think about valuing what is important, not just acknowledging it. It's easy enough to express your gratitude by saying thank you, sending a nice note or sharing a special gift with someone to let them know how thankful you are for them. When you say thank you, it can brighten someone's day. It might simply come and go, but when you are grateful for someone or something you make a point of taking care of it.
The things you value in your life say a lot about you. They tend to make your life easier, but sometimes harder. Taking time to think about what you are grateful for offers a great deal of clarity around what is useful and what is not useful. Learning something new each day is also an important part of growth. At the same time, it is important to make space for this growth to occur by clearing out the clutter--physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and metaphorically--to welcome personal expansion. Out with the old, in with the new! You can do this by literally getting rid of stuff, practicing forgiveness, releasing pent up resentment, shame, regret or other things trapping you in the past or by trying new techniques such as banishing or cleansing rituals.
Gratitude really helps you let go of the heavy burdens you have been carrying. The trappings of a scarcity mindset look a lot like hoarding. Constantly worrying about not having enough amounts to piles and piles of useless things, just in case, you never know when you might need them. If you get rid of it, I promise you'll still survive. You are a resourceful, thoughtful human capable of figuring out any problem. You've made it this far, haven't you? Take a moment and tell your past THANK YOU for getting you here.
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