What I love about Thank You Power by Deborah Norville was the exercises she had within her chapters that allowed the reader to put what she calls “Thank You Power” (a state of gratitude that instils fulfilment, purpose & other joyful emotions within people’s hearts, amongst other limitless uplifting benefits) to the test.
One of them entailed writing out, on a blank piece of paper, 3 new things every day, that you are grateful for, and why.
1. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because
2. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because
3. Thank you ___________________________________________________________ because
The whole point of the exercise is to steer you towards better feeling emotions, even if you are currently in a pleasing mood.
She encourages the reader to make it a point to write out this list of three things that you are grateful for, and to do it on a daily basis, with her providing scientific research of the profound results the daily exercise had on people to back it up.
Yes, Thank You Power has been tested, and all of the results were in favour of those willing candidates that practiced feeling gratitude & expressing gratitude on a daily basis – not as a chore but opening their hearts so to be healed by words of gratitude their soul is constantly consoling them with.
The book – Thank You Power – also has inspiring stories of how people benefited from practicing gratitude then Deborah Norville even goes on to tell of the miraculous results produces by daily gratitude with people dealing with shocking experiences life, at times, has a tendency of throwing at us & even other stories of how people tend to recover faster from traumatic experiences through the use of the transformational power of daily gratitude.
So put it to test, give thanks to people, things and circumstances that made the day more convenient for you.
Deborah Norville also noted of the people that she interviewed in her book, that these people were more positive about the future. They were healthier, happier & richer.
This brings to mind what spiritual teachers keep on saying, in how good things tend to come our way when we release the things that make us hurt inside. Things that hold us back in succeeding in life.
One of the best releasing techniques I know and have ever come across AND to experience, which in turn has led to more productivity and more faith in my ever more prosperous, loving and healthy, future in my life, is gratitude.
See article about Gratitude Rock I wrote some time ago.
With that said I encourage you to get your hands on Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You and marvel at how “lighter” life becomes through almost effortless conjuring of gratitude.
Thank You for taking the time to read this.
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