You may have heard about the benefits of gratitude for raising your energy vibrations when you are manifesting your dreams.
Gratitude, when made part of your daily habit and conduct, can also help you lead a happy and productive life. Its presence is a game-changer in a daily life setting.
Feeling gratitude is something we all can understand. You just need to open up to the possibility and allow the feeling of gratitude to fill up your mind.
However, you may feel confused as to how to express gratitude?
If someone did you a good turn, you can always tell them “Thank you”. It is harder to know whom to thank when luck is on your side and things are falling into place for you.
In the religious context, most people thank God in such instances. If you want to stay secular and want to keep the religion out of it, you can express your gratitude to the Universe, as the law of attraction suggests you should when manifesting goals.
Again, whether you are choosing to thank the Universe or a God of your choice, it is not something in flesh and blood that you can approach and say, “Thank you, Universe” or “Thank you, God”.
This article presents you with some easy-to-adopt ways of showing gratitude to the Universe. Choose the ones that appeal the most to you and stick with them until they become part of your behavior.
Benefits of Gratitude in Daily Life
Gratitude is that emotion you feel when something good happens to you. You want to show your appreciation and acknowledge the effort of the other person. You want to share your happiness and contentment. You want to return the kindness shown to make the other person happy by expressing your gratitude.
Gratitude is one of those rare things in life that benefits both the giver and the recipient equally, albeit in different ways. In short, it is a win-win situation.
The law of attraction considers gratitude as one of the most powerful tools in its manifestation process. This can boost your positive energy vibrations sky high in an instant.
Let’s see how practicing gratitude can be beneficial to you in everyday life.
- Makes you feel happier and reduces stress levels.
- Brings down anxiety and depression
- Helps you feel satisfaction and fulfillment
- Encourages healthier behavior towards others
- Promotes mental health and makes you more resilient
- Improves your immunity and adds vastly to the overall wellbeing
- Boosts relationships by helping build new ones and strengthening existing ones
- Gives you an optimistic outlook and the mental strength to tackle any eventuality
5 Ways We Can Show Our Gratitude to The Universe
If you are expressing gratitude as a means to access what you want, as in a manifestation process, it may not bring you the desired benefits or results. Gratitude needs to be felt deep down inside you and then expressed, to derive its benefits, whether in a daily life setting or during manifestation.
This is a prerequisite for all the methods of expressing gratitude described here. Some ways to manifest gratitude are:
1. Love yourself
And show kindness and compassion towards yourself. You may think that this is the weirdest thing you have ever heard. How can loving yourself be considered an expression of gratitude to the Universe? Here is the explanation.
You are a beautiful creation of the Universe. When you hate or reject a part or the whole of yourself, you are telling the Universe that it has done shoddy work when creating you.
By embracing yourself and accepting your good as well as not-so-good qualities, you are letting the Universe know that you are happy with its creation. You are making a promise to the Universe that you will take good care of yourself.
This is something that we often forget or think of as inconsequential. But loving yourself with warts and all is the starting point of a beautiful journey called life.
2. Show empathy
Again, the people around you are all creations of the Universe. You can express your appreciation and thankfulness to the Universe by being kind and compassionate to fellow humans.
Some may have trouble getting their mind around this concept. They may find it necessary to factor in the behavior of people and weigh it before deciding their attitude towards them. They may think it foolhardy to be nice to someone who has been mean to them.
“An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.” – Gandhi
This is what happens when you retort in the same way. You have the power to change the narrative. Why not take the initiative and make the change?
3. Stop complaining
Life is full of ups and downs. That is life and it cannot be helped. Rejoice when something good happens to you but refrain from complaining when things are not in your favor.
“In general, there are no bad experiences. For all experiences have value in the quest for wisdom.” -Theophilus
Experiences are after all just experiences. If you care to see, all of them teach you something of value.
Another way of looking at adversities is taking them up as challenges. Each challenge is an opportunity for you to explore new frontiers and chart new paths. It is unwise to believe that the Universe abandoned you when things are not working in your favor.
4. Focus on your creativity
Your creativity is a gift from the Universe to express yourself freely. Using this gift to bring joy and peace of mind to yourself as well as others is one of the best ways to practice gratitude to the Universe.
If you are having trouble with this, explore the reasons for the same. At times, when your energy centers or chakras are blocked or imbalanced, your creativity may be hampered. Take steps to rectify this.
5. Take good care of yourself
Again, the same logic as for loving yourself. When you invest in your self-care, you are subconsciously thanking the Universe for creating you and taking such good care of you.
Self-care also involves living life to the fullest. The Universe has given you this gift of life to enjoy it and not to squander it away on negative habits and emotions. Utilize this opportunity to the best of your abilities.
Your Next Steps Towards a Life of Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful tool you have right in your hands and it is up to you to decide how to use it. When you stay positive and make the best of every minute of every day you have, you are thanking the Universe.
Meditation, gratitude journal, and daily gratitude affirmations are all helpful in developing a gratuitous mindset. You don’t need to look for any specific prayer of gratitude to the universe other than a simple “Thank you, Universe”.
Once you learn this secret and make it part of your habit, you can get yourself into a virtuous cycle of positivity. The more grateful you are, the more positive you feel. And, the more positive you feel, the more grateful you are.
When we are thankful for what we already have, something amazing happens – our lives get even better! The Universe rewards those who appreciate their blessings with more blessings. So if that sounds like something that might interest you…then read our article on how to thank the Universe that will change your life forever!