I often have people asking me how they can turn their life around and become happy, joyful, even blissful and I always give one answer:
Whatever happens to you simply say “Thank you God for everything that happens to me.”
Immaterial if we deem it to be so-called “good” or “bad” at that moment, we usually have no idea how it is going to turn out.
Having the faith, belief and resulting behaviour to say “Thank you God for this” and carrying on with your life embraced by that statement will unfold for you the real outcome and you will have the wherewithal to handle whatever comes into your life as your heart is open in gratitude to God.
If your every thought is one of gratitude then you will discover that your thoughts create your reality and you will be grateful for this reality.
Now once you have thanked God, then the next one on your gratitude list is your inner self, your soul.
Your soul responds as love does and you feel that loved based soul feeling within.
Your spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling and others, including those interfering in-laws, also need to be thanked daily for what they do for you and mean to you.
Now extend that to your neighbours and outward into society at large.
In your work environment be grateful for your occupation and the job you do. Thank your partners, bosses, staff, work colleagues, customers, clients, suppliers, bankers, and especially the people who take your refuse away, as life would be unpalatable living with the smell of rotting garbage!
Be thankful for nature for all its bountiful blessings.
Show your appreciation to everyone and everything with a smile of gratitude on your face and by expressing gratitude from your heart.
If you behave accordingly, now can you understand why I tell people to turn their life around and enjoy happiness, joy and bliss, by simply saying “Thank you God for everything that happens to me” and leave any judgements out of the picture.