The Bahai Writings teach us:
If we should offer a hundred thousand thanksgivings every moment to the threshold of God . . . we would fail to express our gratitude sufficiently. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 37).
What do you have to be thankful for?
Starting your day off with some gratitude affirmations is a great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life. When you repeat aloud these affirmations of gratitude, you energize yourself and gain the courage to face the day and all of the frictions and adventures it may bring.
Affirming your gratefulness helps you recognize that you can have what you most want and need in order to reap the fulfilling life you deserve. After all, if you aren’t grateful for the things you have in your life now, why would God give you any more? Joy, love, and happiness are yours for the taking. You deserve it!
Affirmations are easy to do and they don’t take much time at all. In just a few minutes you can turbo charge your day better than a rocket-fueled cup of coffee ever could. By reflecting on your prosperity and abundance you’ll soar above your current highest high!
Gratitude Affirmations and Stress
Once you’ve worked affirmations into your morning (you can say them anytime again throughout the day or night, too) you’ll start to notice that your inner world is much less stressed. Maybe this is why Bahá’u’lláh has given us so many beautiful prayers and asked us to say them throughout the day.
The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him. (Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 8).
When you have finally let it sink into your subconscious mind that with God’s grace, you can have all that you need and desire, your stress will start to slip away. Your negative reactions are soothed and they slip away. You can now enjoy peace of mind and a sense of calm that you may never have known before.
12 Highly Effective Affirmations
1. I am grateful to be a happy and joyful being.
2. I am grateful for everything I already have and for everything I receive each day.
3. I am grateful for recognizing God and His Manifestations.
4. I am grateful for all the virtues developing as a result of my tests and difficulties.
5. I am grateful for all the many opportunities for teaching and service in my day.
6. I am grateful to know that all my efforts in this life will be rewarded in the life to come.
7. I am grateful for all the health, love, and goodness that my life has revealed to me.
8. I am grateful for every person and every living thing in my life.
9. I am grateful that my life is singular, unique and wondrous.
10. I am grateful for all the natural beauty around me.
11. I give gratitude for God’s endless treasures.
12. I am continually amazed and grateful for how abundant my life is already!
As it says in the Baha’i Writings:
O Lord, increase my astonishment at Thee! (Bahá’u’lláh, Seven Valleys, p. 34).
Using the Bahai affirmations above along with your own will help you lead a less stressful and more fulfilling life.
Spending some time with positive affirmations, while appreciating all that you have and all that’s heading your way is one of the easiest “stress relief drugs” you’ll ever take. They come with no negative side effects and best of all, they’re free.
How do you choose peace in your life by using the power of affirmations and gratitude? Post your comments here.