For many years of my life, I was not conscious of being grateful. Essentially, I was an ingrate. I never really thought about all the things in my life that were such blessings until my beloved Maureen, my wife, passed away suddenly. Her passing left me in shock and hit me so hard that I struggled with coming to terms with her loss.
I turned inward and stepped onto my own personal Wisdom Path with renewed vigor and made a 360 degree turn in which I went from perceiving her death as a loss to realizing gratitude for having had my soul mate with me for so many years, having a beautiful son with her and all the many blessings she brought into my life.
I went from ingrate to grateful in an almost three year process of grief learning how to shift from profound sadness to ultimate gladness having had a marriage to such an incredible being as Maureen.
Now I have a gratitude journal in which I list three things I am grateful for every night before I go to sleep.
What has happen as a result of my expanded awareness of my gratitude is that the Universe has given me more and more to be grateful for.
This is no easy task and it is a must do if you desire to release your sadness, bitterness, hate, envy, anger and grief!!! I am a testament that it can be done!