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Gratitude

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Every process of creation starts with a thought. The freedom to choose our thoughts and words have been entrusted to us. Our thoughts and words have a powerful energy that affect our temperaments and our creativity. What we entertain in our minds expands and as a result we tend to attract those things.

To be able to think on the good things we want out of life, we must be in a constant flow of gratitude. The more we’re grateful, the more we will have to be grateful for, and the more we celebrate, the more we will have to celebrate in our lives. A grateful heart steer the mind to focus on the positive aspects of life.

If we want to see our dreams come true, then we must think more about our aspirations, talk about them, dwell on the things we want to manifest. Our most revered thoughts becomes our reality.

Some of us spend too much time talking about our problems. I’m in no way suggesting we live in denial and pretend everything is rosy. We must acknowledge our problems, however, it’s far more enriching and profitable to focus on the good stuff we have going on, or the good desires of our hearts and let the bad stuff take a back seat.

We measure our lives by social status and so, it’s easy to lose appreciation for life. When life is not happening how it’s supposed to at a certain stage in life, we feel like a failure; we feel we’ve missed out or that we’re missing out. It’s an excellent idea to have a social yardstick, it works wonders for others, but for some, not so much. Some of us need to form our own yardstick because the human race does not have only one winner. We must make the rules that guide our success, then we can decide how successful we are.

In my view, every person who have the encourage to live life at a pace which gives them peace and satisfaction is a winner.
When we Compare our lives to others, we misplaced our own identity and cripple our creativity. When we’re jealous of another person’s success we create disharmony in our soul. An envious person is one who constantly thinks himself/herself unworthy of good and perfect things. What we think about matters. How we see ourselves matters.

Today, I am encouraging us all, despite what may be going wrong with us, the feelings of failure, feelings of disappointment, the feelings of rejection, the feelings of just not being enough, there is a power within us. A power greater than all the challenges we may encounter. In the face of our troubles, we can draw strength from within to prepare us for our purposes. 

Therefore, let us be grateful for who we are, what we have and what is working in our lives and how far we’ve come. Let’s celebrate our achievements, however small it may be.  When we reside in constant flow of gratitude, we become more compassionate, resilient, kinder, happier, and empowered. A self-contented mind can only think good thoughts.

Thank you for reading.

Ama Serwaa x

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