"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy
I think many of us feel gratitude when something really great happens, or when we are expecting something to go wrong and it turns out to fine; then we loudly declare "Oh thank God."
But in our everyday lives, we seem to fixate on what is wrong, what we think we are lacking, what we think we need, and forget all about being grateful for what we do have. There is always something to be grateful for, no matter what your circumstances.
When things in your life are giving you trouble, the baby crying, the dishwasher not working, all the regular day to day "stuff" that grinds you down: take a moment and look in the face of that baby and be grateful, try washing the dishes, enjoy the ritual and be thankful you had food to eat on those dirty plates and family to eat it with. I know that sounds cheesy, but it really is that simple. All around you, if you look, you will find a multitude of things to be grateful for, even when it appears that everything is going wrong.
So surrender your problems to the universe, and make sure you let them go completely. Just do your life and go with the flow, your problems are under new management. Then start practicing gratitude, look around at all that is yours, your health, your family/friends, your belongings etc. and say thank you. If all your prayers consisted of only “thank you” that would be enough.
You will find that things will run much smoother when you feel grateful and say thank you for your blessings. Let go of the negativity surrounding what is wrong with your life and BE GRATEFUL and THANKFUL for everything that is right! Make this an everyday event, there is always a bright side!