Living with a grateful heart is one of the best ways to express the art of thankfulness. When we embrace gratitude as an object of love we began to see the impact thankfulness is capable of making on not just our lives but on the lives of all those with whom we come in contact. As is the case with all artistic works, our gratitude becomes a central feature of the beauty of our being and it is this beauty that goes out into the world inspiring others.
Thankfulness is an art form that is articulated to other people in the way we color our communication. When we recognize the wonderfulness of the world, those around us cannot help but perceive its magnificence too because we become envoys of beauty and light. Like works of art, we demonstrate many of the same characteristics that spark the spirit in others. Thankfulness reflects abounding happiness and similar to the warmer hues of the color spectrum, energies that radiate a higher frequency, in other words, we bring about brightness with our jovial and appreciative attitude and our feelings reverberate outward.
By being thankful we transform ourselves into canvases that mirror all the beauty around us. Our verbal expressions take on a poetic quality as we reiterate the virtues of our gladness. We speak of everyday things as masterpieces because our thoughts of gratitude spillover into good cheer. We are no longer weary at the end of our day of work. Instead, we are anxious to go home to our cozy, sheltered nests. Gratitude guides us always as to how thankful we should be. Even winter elements such as cold gusty winds are no longer irritating to us because the art of thankfulness helps us to see everything in a new way. The chilly circulating air is now, a fresh fragrant force that is merely breezing along just as nature intended it to. We are grateful to take a breath of it as it blows by us because we are wise to its importance.
When we practice the art of thankfulness we escape from the doldrums. We no longer paint our days with washed out shades of gray associated with pessimism. Conversely, we are ablaze with the effervescence of many colors sublimely present in us, all associated with the vibrancies of a dozen shades of sunshine and the translucent qualities of tranquility.
Gratitude Color Palettes from Color Hunter
The Art of Thankful Living
The Art of Abundant Living (see the before and the after)
The Art of Conscious Living