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Morning Gratitude Challenge Task 5 – Gratefulness Meaning

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Introduction: What is gratefulness mean?

1. Thinking Time: Gratefulness Meaning

Giving or revealing thanks, primarily to other people

This is what dictionaries and phrasebooks say about gratefulness meaning. Today I will share some deeper thoughts about it. And offer you some additional meanings of being grateful.

Don't you think that it is much easier if you are convinced in your heart, that abundance is your birthright? And wouldn't you achieve financial freedom much quicker, if you are determined to be financially free? Due to the Law of Attraction. The problem is, how can we get that conviction? Here are some thoughts about gratitude, and how gratefulness helps.

Many people are too negative in their attitude. In this blog, I will talk about how we can avoid the negative. How can we get into a fundamentally positive attitude, that ultimately makes us wealthy and happy?

Do you remember the concept of responsibility? It says that we always have the opportunity to choose our RESPONSE. Because there is a gap between an event and our response to it. A free time gap. We can fill this gap as we realize it. Our freedom of choice exists in this gap.

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The power of commitment is not clear to most people. If we have a big goal, we should commit ourselves to achieve it. Then, something magical happens: We will choose in these gaps the response, that brings us closer to our goal.


Gratefulness Meaning = Living in the Present

Today we are talking about a tool that helps us live the concept of responsibility better. And how to "control" our feelings as well. We often believe that we respond to circumstances or other people. However, it looks very different. In reality, we are reacting to a world that exists only in our minds. John Milton writes in his book "Paradise Lost":

โ€œThe mind is its place, and in itself can make
Heaven out of hell,
Hell out of heavenโ€

Do you have serious fears sometimes? Do you worry too much, at times? Today we will deepen a thought from this guided meditation from day 3: How to practice gratitude?

When we are worried, we generate negative energy. Let's try to imagine this negative energy as a black cloud that ultimately catches us. This black cloud gradually destroys more and more positive things in and around us. It then dominates a sense of an upcoming disaster. Now we have to come to an important realization: We created this black cloud ourselves! And if so, then we can also create another one: A bright, positive cloud.

One more word to the black cloud. People surrounded by it, no longer find peace. They only see what goes wrong in their lives and the world, a pathetic state. And indeed: People in black clouds feel helpless and hopeless.

The feeling of weakness gets intensified by the contemporaries, which walk through life with an eternal smile. Those who explain, that one only needs to utilize the power of positive thinking. But the problem is, that negative thoughts have much more power in real life than positive ones.

That doesn't mean, that we have to put up with negative thoughts. However, we should accept that those are a danger. So we need to know if we want to be positive. And if we want to be metaphorically surrounded by a bright white cloud, it requires effort and work. But it's possible. And the effort is worth it.

Gratefulness Meaning = Thinking positively about the presence and the past

The advantage of the worries

"Advantage of worries" - that sounds absurd. But what could that be? The idea behind it is quite simple: if there were no advantages, people would not worry. Psychologists say: Worries allow us to feel in control.

If people are worried, they feel they can prevent something worse from happening. And so they get stuck in their worries. Worrying becomes a kind of ritual. And as long as this ritual is kept alive, it is said that really bad things won't happen.

But which worldview is hidden behind it? A person worries only when he believes the universe is indifferent to him. The basic assumption for that is: I am alone and depending on the mercy of a more hostile universe. It is the legitimation of this belief. Religious people are clearly at an advantage. They believe that there is a God who cares for them. And because God cares for them, they do not have to worry about themselves. Worried are only those, who are not taken care of.

It is already very helpful to develop a friendlier picture of the universe. We can do that without any spiritual or even religious background. After all, the Universe serves us with all we need for life: air to breathe, food and water ... It also provides us with the raw materials we need to make our lives comfortable. And now it gets interesting: as we become aware of this "support" through the universe, we minimize our worries. In other words, living gratitude is the opposite of a life full of worries. And those who are careful, are automatically grateful.

Theย Power of Gratefulness

Gratefulness Meaning = The opposite of fear about the future

Suppose there is a kind of power of gratefulness in the universe. And that we feel well when we are connected to this field. Then we have better ideas, helpful inspirations, and flashes of thought. Then we are also better able to deal with problems, to recognize solutions, recognize and accept offers of help from other people ... The power of gratefulness enables us to outgrow ourselves.

Whenever we feel connected to this source, we don't need to worry anymore. We literally can't do it anymore.

How do we perceive this power of gratefulness? By gratitude. Gratitude is one of the most underrated remedies we have. Because gratitude increases our ability to perceive things. And gratitude comes from mindfulness. When we are grateful we become more attentive! And extremely positively minded, grief, fear, and mistrust go away.

But it reaches even further: Within this power of gratefulness, we can do things we never thought to be able to. Because, if we practice gratitude, we can perceive things we never imagined to be possible to experience. The path to happiness is thus in knowing. The universe works miraculously, we just have to recognize it. The tool is the exercise from yesterday against Grief And Fear

grateful meaning
Even the dog gets pimped and dressed up for the gratitude ritual in Bali

I remind myself to be grateful every morning with an exercise: I write down some things, which I am grateful for. It might also be sufficient to list these things silently in your head. But it has become a routine for me to write these thoughts down. Of course, the things I am grateful for are often repeated. But new ones are also added from time to time.

Note: This is not about the things we should be grateful for. Then the exercise becomes a burden. Because we are not connected to our emotions. Rather, the gratitude exercise is about, really feeling and visualizing the things, we are truly grateful for.

So after writing down a few things, I'm quiet for a while, focusing on the feeling of gratitude. I feel that it comes from my heart. My heart expands, it opens. And then I imagine that I have a connection to the power of gratefulness. To the source. Then I am fulfilled and one with the power of infinite giving. Filled with infinite gratitude. Nothing and nobody can irritate me in this state.

When we train with this tool, we feel the effect more and more. We float in the power of gratefulness. This exercise can be repeated anytime during the day. Already utilize it at the first small sign of worry. The more often we do it, the more consistent the connection to the power of gratefulness.

Brian Tracy

Once I heard this story about Brian Tracy. A coach that I adore. He got throat cancer some years ago. Imagine what it means for a speaker to get pharyngeal cancer. Unable to talk anymore. Irradiations, Chemotherapie ...

And do you know what Brian did after the surgery that removed the malignant tumor? As soon as the effect of anesthesia passed, he started working on his next book. Right after the surgery. Why? Brian's words about it: because he had such a great sense of gratitude for doing exactly what he loves. He still could. Write. The rest would show up. But as long as he had that feeling of gratitude, emotionally nothing could happen to him. Today Brian Tracy is holding seminars again.

I do not know about you. I do not know if I could react in a situation like Brian's. But it is good to have such role models. And the gratitude exercise is certainly the right tool. We can best prepare for difficult situations by coping well with normal situations.

Being grateful for what?

Gratefulness Meaning = Expecting the Best From the Future

We can be grateful for so many things: that we

  • can breathe
  • can stand straight
  • have no back pain


  • warm water
  • an apple
  • not having toothache
  • our home

and if it exists, for

  • our house
  • our family
  • the pleasant weather

And even in bad weather:

  • for the roof over our heads.

Isn't it the case, that the universe is wonderful for us?

It may be that some things are not so pleasant at the moment. But how many thousands of things are doing great work in our bodies and around us? We can not take these things for granted just because they are always there. On the contrary, whatever is there can remind us that the power source is always there. And while we perceive or acknowledge these things inwardly, we can try to feel how gratitude flows from our hearts.ย  Then we can stop acknowledging. And we can feel how our hearts are so grateful, that we cannot and must not name the blessings of our lives. In this state, we are then open to the connection with the power of gratitude.

The best use of the Gratitude Exercise tool is twofold: Once every morning. And then whenever you receive negative signals. For example, because you are worried. In the best case already at the first tiny negative signal. The shortest way back to the positive emotional realm is if we haven't gotten far into the negative emotions. We need to know that with this tool we can stop all negative thinking. Everything. But it requires discipline. Or, to put it mildly, as long as we do not control our minds, we are spiritually immature.

Gratefulness Meaning = Being Happy With What You Got

When we are connected to the source of power or carry the feeling of infinite gratitude within us, we have absolute inner peace. Of course, most people are looking for happiness outside of their bodies. They want money, prestige, and luxury ... But real happiness is only in us. There is no world out there. Only the world that exists is in our minds.

To maintain peace, we have to work on it all the time. Constant use is required. Periodically and whenever needed. Because inner peace is an active state. We have to work for it. That requires discipline - but it's definitely worth the effort.

Gratitude extends our horizons. We also see the good in the universe. The connection to the Forcefield gives us this consciousness. With a broad horizon, we can see how much good life offers to us.

Gratefulness Meaning = Living Frugalism

My idea is quite simple: if we have a connection to the power of gratefulness, we can accomplish great things. And only then. This means that ultimately our responsibility is limited. (And that takes the load off our shoulders.) Limited because we "only" have the responsibility to connect to the power of gratefulness. The rest is done by it or the law of attraction. So we just have to do one step at a time. The rest follows automatically. This thought is encouraging. The courage to be happy.

Of course, it's all relatively easy, as long as we're not feeling really bad. But, we can prepare for real emergencies. By practicing daily. On the other hand, we can look around for real pain. Then we discover people who still have to suffer much worse and who remain cheerful and grateful. Like Brian Tracy. There are people whose connection to the power of gratefulness becomes even stronger when circumstances become very difficult. And these people can give us courage. As Viktor Frankl says: "Every suffering has its meaning."

Conclusion: Grateful Meaning

I believe there is a power of gratefulness that cares for us. When we are in touch with this power of gratefulness, we are fine. Good. When we recognize the things for which we are thankful, we connect with this power of gratefulness. All worries and negativity disappear. We have a state of great confidence and deep peace.

At first, it is irrelevant which worldview we have. Because it is very easy to check: When we do the gratitude exercise, we feel better. We feel strong, confident, positive, and good. When our hearts expand in gratitude and we have established contact with this power of gratefulness, we feel confident in ourselves. Then we know that true prosperity is our birthright. And we know that there is no other way than to become rich. Financially free. Our gratitude mixes with confidence. And for that confidence, we are filled with even greater gratitude.

To do to Embody Gratefulness Meaning:

  1. Do you have a morning routine? Does the gratitude exercise have room in it?
  2. When can you integrate the gratitude exercise into your day? In which situations?
  • If you are standing in line somewhere.
  • When the waiting loop on the phone is endless.
  • Or you got stuck in traffic.
  • Whenever you have to wait.

Waiting is a stupid activity. But using this time for the gratitude exercise is wise.

  1. Do you have a gratitude journal? If not, get one. This can be a notebook of paper or an electronic one, it can be a task list, or simply your calendar.
  2. Write down five things you are grateful for.

2. Your Gratitude Challenge Task For Today:

Share gratitude by distributing this link to the members of your challenge:

3. Write down five things you are grateful for:

1. I am grateful for ..., because ...
2. Further, I am grateful for ..., because ...
5. Finally, I am grateful for ..., because ...

Please remember that as your self-esteem grows, due to a feeling of gratitude, your feelings of helplessness and your fears disappear.

4. A Gratitude Meditation from Dr. Deepak Chopra

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Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

Morning Gratitude Challenge Task 5 - Gratefulness Meaning
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