Is Gratitude Part of Your Attitude? If You Want to Manifest Happiness, it Definitely Should Be!


Question: When was the last time you thanked God or the Universe or a higher power of any sort for the blessings in your life? I'm not judging, I'm just asking. Because it's truly something to think about.

If you said, "Errrrmmm, I dunno . . ." you're not the only one. I'm sure of it.

And I get it.

Because, sometimes, in the face of adversity, life changes, questioning, or sadness, it can be hard to remember just how many good things are swirling around in your life at any given moment. Small things like hot coffee and warm blankies. Huge things like a working car and supportive friends. And everything in between.

But having (and expressing) a genuine appreciation for the wonderful things in your life is an extremely high-vibrational activity. It turns your focus away from lack (what you don't have or don't want) and redirects it toward abundance (what you do have or will have). It centers you, and is, by default, very uplifting.

Gratitude also aids in the swiftness of manifestation. Want more good things? Be grateful for the ones you already have and watch even more good stuff enter your life with ease.

Remember, it's okay to want more--there is unlimited abundance in the universe and you can have everything you want. But be sure that, as you collect more and more great things and experiences, you're giving thanks along the way.

An attitude of gratitude will get you EVERYWHERE.

If expressing gratitude is not yet part of your daily routine, why not start now? Think of one thing you're thankful for today, large or small. Hold your hands up to your heart, aim your eyes upward (or close them), and thank God or your higher power for your blessing. Then feel how happy that blessing makes you. Feeling is a very important component of this practice. Feeling into something changes your vibration and sends that vibration out for the Universe to match. When The U feels how grateful you are for your blessing, it will boomerang that back to you by sending more things to be thankful for. Cool, huh?

The more you practice, the easier it gets. And the more likely you are to do this on the daily. Do it in the morning or at night before you drift off to sleep. There wheres, whens, and hows don't really matter. But the actions? They do!

So . . . tell me! What are you grateful for today? Share in the comments below. I'd love to hear it!

Want to Live the Life of Your Dreams? Here's the Secret!

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The best way to start living a life you love . . is to start living a life you love.

This quote came to me the other day, seemingly out of nowhere. Like a lightning strike of inspiration. Because, like I’m guessing is true for most of you, I’m seriously ready to start living a life I love. Not that I don’t already love many, many things about my life, just like I’m sure you love plenty about yours. It’s just, well, we all want to grow, right? Vision boards are a thing for a reason. If we’re not growing and striving and looking ahead, we’re existing, not living.

I want to live. I’m guessing you do, too.

So, what do we as humans usually do when we’re hankering for growth or change? I’ll tell you what we do: we think about it. We consider it and roll it around in our heads and maybe even think of ways we can start working toward some magical rebirth. But that’s usually where it stops, isn’t it? Lots of thinking and little (or no) doing.

We wait for things to be perfect. We wait for signs. We wait for someone to give us permission. We wait for things to line up. We wait for a person or circumstance to give us a shove. We wait and we wait and we wait, and all the while time passes and we get older, but we’re no closer to living our dream lives.

It’s time to change that.

Because, honestly people, it really is simple. In order to live the life of our dreams, we really do need to start living the life of our dreams.

Now, I’m not saying you should run out and buy a yacht because doing so will cause a million dollars to instantly drop into your bank account. But what I am saying is that momentum builds on itself, and it has to start somewhere. Do high-vibe things and activities, and watch the goodness multiply.

How do you do this?  Well, you gotta take that first step. Stop the thinking and start the doing!


On my vision board, I have a graphic that says, “Daily yoga.” (See? Here's photographic proof.)

 Actual photo of the top right corner of my vision board. <3

Actual photo of the top right corner of my vision board. <3

See, I adore yoga and would love for my days to be structured such that I have time to do at least 30 minutes of yoga each day.

However . . .

Every day for the last six months, I’ve looked at my vision board. Every day for the last six months I’ve seen “Daily yoga.” And five out of seven days per week (at least), I . . . DIDN’T DO YOGA.

Whyyyyyy?! Why didn’t I do yoga?

Because I’m super busy, that’s why. I can’t find the time. I have a million other things I need to do first, and everyone needs me. Taking care of me comes last. (Um, can you relate?)

But, wait! It says right there on my vision board that, as part of my ideal life, I’ll do yoga daily. It doesn’t say I’ll wait on everybody else first or scroll through Instagram or consider doing yoga. It says I’ll actually do yoga. Daily.

So, guess what? After seeing the insanity of my “reasons” (aka excuses) for not doing yoga, a light turned on! My eureka moment happened! Annnnd, as of two weeks ago, I. Started. Doing. Yoga.


Yes, that’s right, ladies and germs. I started the process of living a life I love. Just like that! Because I took ACTION!

And it’s snowballed.

Now, I’m consciously working on other things on my vision board. And other areas of my life are falling into place without me even trying. I’m vibing high because I’m taking inspired action based on how I view the life of my dreams and the Universe is like, “Hey! Go you! Here’s more good stuff. And more! Let’s keep the party rolling!”

Freaking SIMPLE. It takes conscious effort, but it’s SIMPLE. And magical!

Y’all, you gotta try this. Take one thing you have on your vision board (or would add to your vision board if you were to make one), and take steps to work toward it. It’s not enough to think about it. Or wish for it. Or ask God or the Universe for it. Those are all important steps, but you need to hold up your end of the deal too.

Take action and watch the magic unfold.

What are you going to start working on today? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and let us cheer you on!! :)