I was just reading a post from Dr. Maki Takashima of Monterey Naturopath and she gives us all a reminder to be grateful and appreciative. I wish as humans we were (or at least myself)not so inclined to focus on goals, resistance, or what we need to change in our lives to be happier or feel more satisfied. How many times do we have to be told that happiness is not a destination and if we could just lighten up, ALL WILL FOLLOW.
"It is said that energy of Gratitude/Appreciation/Thankfulness can clear your aura and raise your vibration. You can change dense energy to finer vibrational energy. Your heart will lighten and open up, which can lead to healing of the physical body. Even for people who do not believe in energy or metaphysical things, you feel good when people appreciate you. You can look at situations in more positive ways even when things are not going the way you would like to be.
Let's find something you are grateful for. Even small things. Being able to drink a cup of tea before bed, your friend listened to you complain, amazing cells in your body working their function nonstop, your pet brings you joy, your nice clothes to wear, etc...anything is fine. If that happens to be a person, express to the person how grateful you are. And it is not out of the obligation, but something from your heart."