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3 wonderful benefits of gratitude

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before,” said Maya Angelou. Finding wonder in a day of routine starts with gratitude. Feeling grateful helps you experience a life of abundance and hope. Gratitude helps you accept the lesson in the struggle. 1. A life of abundance Feeling grateful helps you see the abundance in your life because you always have more than you think that you have. It helps you see abundance where you see lack. The key to finding abundance in life lies in feeling grateful for everything: solitude, change, negative and positive experiences, music, nice weather.  2. A lesson in the struggle Find the lessons, the gems in your “negative” experiences. Life lessons help you learn, grow, and become stronger. Find gratitude for the negative experiences, the challenges, the mistakes. Challenges and mistakes teach you how speak up, how to improve, how to let go of what isn’t meant for you, how to accept what you can’t change. 3. Hope Gratitude for me began during a time when I felt …

On Letting Go

When you let go, you feel free. You can let go of so many things. People. Expectations. The past. Home. people No matter how kind, patient, and loving you are, you have to take care of who you surround yourself with. There’s this saying in Spanish: Mejor solo que mal acompañado. It means better alone than in bad company. Let go of the relationships that don’t enrich you. expectations Let go of the world’s expectations of you, of caring about what the world will think of you. You are not here to follow someone else’s plan for you. It’s scary sometimes to not do what’s expected. But it’s freeing and worth it. Try new things. Live each day remembering that death can come at any minute. Even if the day didn’t start on the best note, it may be your last one. Let go of your own expectations of the world too. No matter what happens outside of you, you decide if you show up let down or unfazed. the past When change comes, let …