My musical gratitude attitude
I’m a music lover. Everything and anything about music catches my attention in a matter of seconds, from audio operation techniques in a studio to the poetry of some songs.
The dark side of my story here is that I have spent most of my life thinking that saying “thank you” was enough and so I started doing it mechanically every day. I never seemed to get strong results. The stuff I was grateful for never seemed to fill my life as a mirror of my thoughts. “Am I doing anything wrong?” I wondered. I was doing it intellectually and it is not where our power is.
I realized I had no gratitude attitude when I received a Secret Scroll from Rhonda Byrne telling us about the power of true gratitude in our lives. She wrote that it’s not about JUST saying thank you but FEELING and RADIATING it from the heart. Days later, while thinking about it, I suddenly got the clue! My brain would register the words “thank you”, but actually my heart wasn’t in the same beat at all. How could it possibly work?! So, I tried harder to feel this gratitude while I blessed all the good I’ve been receiving since I met The Secret. And you know what? One more time, it was not what I should do! Aimlessly, in a bit of despair, I asked the Universe to give me an answer: “I want so bad to know what it’s like to be grateful! I want to feel the joy of gratitude in my being. What is my gratitude attitude about?”
48 hours from that, I was choosing a brilliant combination of clothes to wear on a Friday night, and I turned the radio on and pushed play on a CD I’m really addicted to. As I started singing the songs loudly and clearly, I felt my heart and all my body in a state of undoubtful joy!! I stopped everything I was doing, and I knew I had the answer right there: my real gratitude comes from my throat! That moment was worth crying tears of emotion! Of course I continued to sing it louder and louder and LOUDER!! I went like crazy, laughing, crying, and singing and screaming and bouncing in happiness! Can’t describe the feeling, it was like never before! I finally found out what it feels like when you’re entirely thankful. Every time I feel the need of giving thanks, I think about some song similar to what I’m experiencing, and release my voice. I live a singing life.
The lesson I’ve taken from that is to never give up. Do soul searching, pay greater attention to the things that make you feel good until you feel the jolt! If you keep on looking, you’ll find it. Mine is music. What about yours?
Funny thing is that somebody near my bedroom window just turned the volume up on a song called “Beautiful Day” while I was composing this story. Yeah, I know it is a beautiful day. 🙂
Love and light to us all.