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Monday, September 16, 2019

Practicing gratitude..

I recently started reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne - I'm sure you have all heard about the book. It speaks about the law of attraction and the power behind manifesting the things you want in your life. I haven't finished reading it yet, in fact I've recently just finished reading a chapter about gratitude which inspired me to write this post.

Okay, it wasn't just The Secret that inspired me to write this post, the last few weeks have been such an eye opener for me especially when it comes to the importance of having gratitude. Before 8 weeks ago, I was in a very low place due to the job I was in - I won't get into too much detail but long story short.. I was miserable and the job I was in began to affect my mental health for months and I was unhappy for a very long time. 

Fast forward to now and I'm in a much better place mentally and I'm loving my new job, I genuinely feel like I'm now on the right career path. Not only that but everything else around me is slowly starting to fall into place which has been the most amazing feeling considering what I'd been going through before. My goal for the beginning of 2019 was to focus on becoming the best version of myself both physically and mentally and I can honestly say I have been sticking to that.

So what was this eye opening moment? Well, since starting my job I genuinely have felt much happier and felt like everything in my life was finally going right. However, I began to start feeling very low about the way that I looked and began feeling insecure. I couldn't understand how yet again, I was feeling low about something else! Especially after everything I had been through beforehand. I started to work out more than I'd ever worked out and became self conscious of the way I looked with certain clothes on, it was so unhealthy.

Overtime, I came to the realization that maybe we'll never truly be 100% happy with everything in our lives because we'll always find fault in something else. The main thing is to at least be content and realize that things really aren't that bad. Not only that but there is so much to be grateful for! I might not have the perfect body but I'm happy for my health and the way that I look, really isn't bad.. you have to big yourself up sometimes you know! We always strive for what we don't have and forget to look at what we do have.

There are so many things I can complain about, so many things I wish I had but there came a point where I didn't even realize just how lucky I had things. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, food to eat and a bed to sleep in. I wake up every morning to go to a job I now enjoy, I make money to pay for things I need to pay for and there's so much more! It's true when they say it's the little things we take for granted. 

I've learnt to be grateful for everything I have in my life right now and not keep wishing for more. I obviously hope to manifest the things I want in life however in order for me to get there, I first have to practice the art of gratitude. It's a process but I have discovered a sense of peace since taking this more seriously. I no longer tend to worry about things so quickly, instead I simply just give thanks and continue to feel content.. I say 'simply' but it's not always that simple. Hence why I've titled this 'practicing gratitude'.

I could go on and on about this topic but I urge you to read The Secret if you already haven't. I watched the film a few years ago but always wanted to read the book, I feel like I'm reading it at the right time considering everything that's happened in my life lately. 

Feeling content and practicing gratitude truly does bring a sense of peace and always remember that what is meant for you, will not pass you by. This quote has also bought me peace and contentment.. I'm just loving how all these life lessons are helping me grow as a person and I hope they help someone out there too.

Love Sham x


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