Grateful is as grateful does…

An attitude of gratitude pays off in the highest from of dividends and the great news is, they are tax free!

Sometimes I find it a challenge to say thank you for everything that is in my life. I mean really, do I have to say thank  you when I am feeling fear? Is it necessary to say thank you when my self-esteem is not at its all time peak? Please, someone, answer this question for me once and for all!

I am so glad I asked, because funnily enough I have the answer myself. In fact all the answers to life’s questions are available to me and the reservoir lies within (even when others on the outside become my guide).

YES! The answer is YES! Yes, we do need to be grateful for absolutely everything in our lives because in fact we are the creator of it and it is specifically designed to help us choose who we are and how to express it.  Let me give you an example.

I am a financial planner. This is my chosen employment. I have had many interesting jobs in my career but none that I have ever enjoyed more than what I do today. I help people with their prosperity. It is a privilege and a responsibility. So when I am feeling squeezed financially I can begin to think less of myself. This is wrong thinking. It is not about the numbers. There will always be people richer than me and poorer than me. This is true for all of us. It is about the belief system not the number system.

So today choose something less than desirable in  your own life that you may be experiencing or have experienced in the past. And now choose to appreciate it for what it is or was and what it offers or offered to you. Everything which occurs in our lives is something we can create from and what we create from what we perceive as negative are often the most important moments or choices in our life. So do not let opportunity pass you by and neither shall I.

Today and everyday  I am grateful for each and every aspect of my life. I take time to align myself with my inner truth and see everything as part of my journey. I alone am the master of choice in my life.  I can choose to change or choose to remain. I can choose to accept or choose to reject. And so I concentrate on my ability to celebrate my life and all the happenings within it. I am grateful and I remember that gratitude still allows for choice.  And so it is.

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Bradley

My vision is a world where conflict is communicated and used to stimulate personal freedom and expression for all mankind. My mandate is to reduce conflict using love as my primary tool. My life's work is to learn and then share my learning with others. I am supported by a wonderful loving husband named Pedro, a loving family and many friends. I derive income from helping my clients build and protect their wealth as a financial planner and occasionally from spiritual fitness coaching and speaking engagements. 

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