Today's Empowered Moment is inspired by a woman who is dedicated to Gratitude. Amy Collette, author of The Gratitude Connection, knows the value that gratitude plays in living an empowered life.
The benefits of being grateful go beyond giving thanks. It is about an energy that we embody that allows us to receive. When we are grateful for EVERYTHING, nothing gets in the way of being who we be. Being grateful is a way to stay out of judgment- judgment of self and others. Ask yourself which gives you more joy, space and awareness- gratitude or judgment? Which will allow you to create the most change? If you have trouble being grateful for those people or experiences that caused you pain, start with baby steps. What is different about you since then, can you be grateful for what you learned in the process. Did it or they teach you anything? Allow yourself to receive the hidden gift that will be revealed if you but ask. What can I be grateful for in this situation? Amy shares many techniques, ideas and stories about being grateful in her book, The Gratitude Connection.
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