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Do You Live in Gratitude?

by Katie B. Smith

With Thanksgiving here this month, I thought it would be appropriate to focus on gratitude and how to become more grateful as we embark on the holidays and our job search.

When you focus on what you have rather than what is missing, you go from thinking there is not enough to realizing there is more than enough.  You shift your mind from negative to positive.  The universe itself is complete – nothing is missing. We create negative thoughts and a belief that there is not enough or that we don’t have enough. But by simply aligning with abundant completeness and having gratitude for what you already have, you open yourself up, attract more of what you want and experience more joy and happiness.  I find when I can’t sleep at night, I start thinking of all the things I am grateful for and I fall right to sleep. Being in a place of gratitude relaxes our mind and our body. We move from our head where fear lives to our hearts where love lives. By thinking thoughts of gratitude we allow ourselves to appreciate the abundance that surrounds us.

Take the week to notice where you live in yourself.  Is it in a place of not enough or in a place of gratitude and abundance?  I invite you to share what techniques, words you use to move into that place in the midst of rejection letters and no response from your job search.

I invite you to honor your breath, your heart and all that you have.  You are enough and you have much to offer.  Remember to breathe, allow and open so that the abundance in your life can surround you and the stress and strain of your search can take a back seat for awhile.

Live Well,


Katie Smith is a professional life coach & executive search consultant. Her expertise lies in helping individuals that are interested in bringing their goals into reality, reinventing themselves and their livelihoods and creating a more relaxed joy filled life.  www.katiebsmith.com