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Live Happy & Practice Gratitude

Ameka Ameka Favors/Gifts, Healthy Living, Mind, Body, Soul, Wedding

It is an amazing thing when you intentionally choose to be grateful … you instantly feel fulfillment and happiness.

It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day stresses of life. You know how it goes, you wake up late because the alarm didn’t go off, you hit every red light on your way to work, your boss is riding your bootay for results that seem simply unattainable sometimes … these little stresses start to impact on your overall mindset and you can start to feel overwhelmed and a little agitated. Nobody likes to feel like this.

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Life throws enough HUGE obstacles our way … health issues, losing loved ones, overcoming fears … My encouragement to you is don’t sweat the small stuff! There are so many beautiful things to be grateful for in this world.

When you start to feel like this stop, pause, breathe and make a conscious decision to choose to be intentionally grateful for one beautiful thing in your life… it can be anything, whatever is in your heart at that present moment. When you shift your focus to the feeling of gratitude you start to feel instantly, warm, blessed, and thankful for the wonderful things in your life and the other things that were frustrating you just seem not so important anymore.

Celebrate the gift that is life… the air in your lungs, the ability to move your body, the ability to imagine and create beautiful and wonderful things with your mind & the ability to love. These are amazing gifts! There is great tragedy in life and great sadness but there also amazing possibilities and beautiful blessings. Choose to see the positives – this can often be the difference between a good day and a bad day.

Surround yourself with people who lift you and inspire you and make you smile and laugh. We have all experienced friendships and relationships that ware us down an often feel forced and like work rather than fun. The people we choose to spend our life with should enhance it!

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Today I want you to take some time out on your own to reflect and choose 3 wonderful things to be intentionally grateful for … I do not care how big or small you think they might be! I want you to intentionally say thank you for these three things.  Feel the warm and fuzzies wash over you and the light flicker inside when you think about the beautiful life you have created.

Most importantly … write it down! Paige gave all of the bridesmaids these beautiful Gratitude Journals and i have been using mine everyday. The effect of putting pen to paper and physically seeing your gratitude can have a big impact!

Today I am grateful for …

  • My wonderful family & friends who continue to love me unconditionally and show me the most amazing support with every endeavor i take.
  • My beautiful partner Scott, who continues to show me love like i couldn’t believe possible, laughter when i feel i have nothing to smile at & support when i need it most.
  • To be able to travel and have amazing adventures that enhance my human experience. I am able to meet and talk with people i may never have known, listen to their stories and share them … everyday i learn something new about the human experience and myself. I am so blessed. 

I would love to know what  you are  grateful for in your life? Go on … spread the love!

Ameka Jane

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