Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




Open Life’s Flow with Gratitude, An Article by Dianne Eppler

Happy Monday everyone!
With this week being Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share an article with you that came to me in a newsletter that I thought would be appropriate for the Thanksgiving-theme. The article is by Dianne Eppler and is entitled ‘Open Life’s Flow with Gratitude.” This article is brief yet eye-opening and draws attention to some easy mistakes that we all can fall into when thinking of what we have versus what we don’t…
Enjoy & have a wonderful holiday!
Inner Passages
Open Life’s Flow with Gratitude 

Be thankful and filled with awe and appreciation even if what you desire hasn’t yet arrived. Even the darkest days of your life are to be looked on with gratitude. Everything coming from Source is on purpose. 

~ Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to focus on what is missing or not quite right in life? Much of my life was spent focusing on what wasn’t there: not enough money, not enough friends, and not enough time. You name it! All that was good was disregarded while I focused on the bad.
Then I discovered the magic of gratitude. By opening my view to encompass all that is in my life, it became apparent that all the while, my life had been a wonderful stream of people and activities, each offering me a little more happiness, more abundance, and more possibilities.
How does that work? Since thoughts create, my thoughts of “not enough” continued to produce just that, and I continued to find areas of my life that fell short of my expectations. I perpetuated my own unhappiness.
By the same token, when I realized the power of thoughts to create, I experimented with consciously seeking to notice all that was good in my life while feeling thankful and expressing gratitude for what I found. Guess what? More good showed up! I found even more reasons to be thankful!
Here’s a simple exercise that will increase the flow of good in your life. Every evening, as you are about to fall asleep, review the activities of your day with a focus on gratitude for all the good that has happened. Don’t take for granted the little things. Include them as well. Then observe how your world changes.
If you really want to boost the love in your relationship, sit down with your beloved and share the things for which you are grateful in the other person. It can positively recharge a relationship that has fallen into a rut. Try it!
Remember, what you focus on expands. Focus on gratitude for all that you have and you will be flooded with more. Happy Thanksgiving, all year long!
[Excerpt taken from Dianne’s book, Conscious Footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters.]


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Dianne Eppler Adams provides spiritually-oriented, mission-driven individuals personalized astrological road maps that give them vision ahead, deepened self-awareness and help to step forward with confidence. If you are ready to more gracefully manage the ups and downs in your life, visit her website at 

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