I Love ME Gratefully

GRATITUDE AND GRATIFICATION deserve two separate posts but I put them together for a reason. Both Gratitude and Gratification can be source of inner happiness, for something that has been (either that has been given, received, happened, etc.) Both words are basic ingredients of TheNewHappyMe.

In the theme of I Love ME, I believe feeling Gratitude offers instant Gratification and nourishes my love for myself. I think you will want to try it yourself when you read this post.

Gratitude is the appreciation I feel in acknowledgement for something that brings me any kind of benefit. I often like to stop for a moment and be grateful for where I am, who I am and what I have accomplished. I feel fueled by positive energy when I take a deep breath in thankfulness for my life, my opportunities and my achievements. With that deep breath, I smile. I am happy.

Gratitude fills my heart and supports the love I feel for myself, in praise of my accomplishments, of the path I have crossed, of the way I have used the tools available to me. As such, it provides me with Gratification, the sense of happiness and fulfillment just as a reward for my efforts.

Gratitude => Gratification

Both Gratitude and Gratification are therefore a very important part of my love for myself. Gratitude on its own and combined with the Gratification it translates to, provides me with reasons to continue, motivates me to invest more in ME and rewards me with a sense of satisfaction for my achievements. My Gratitude for who I am amplifies as a result and the wonderful cycle can only spiral upwards to immense happiness that comes from within.

See if you can find things in you to be grateful for. I know you will find plenty! Make a list of your latest accomplishments big or small, how you have successfully dealt with situations, how you have noticed and taken advantage of opportunities available to you, how you have become the wonderful person you are today. See how your Gratitude will become Gratification, instantly! This of course is a Journal Writing assignment! :)


Related posts:

  1. I Love ME; Let me count the ways.
  2. I Love ME; I set me free.
  3. I Love ME; I deserve to be loved.
  4. I Love ME; Attention to all
  5. I Love ME with compassion

5 Responses to “I Love ME Gratefully”

  1. Carmen -

    You know this topic is near and dear to my heart!

    When you talked about seeing that which you are grateful and keeping a list of your successes, I had to let you know about something. Maybe I am to organizational but I actually keep two separate journals – I maintain a Gratitude Journal and I also write in a Success Journal.

    It is true that my successes generally bring me gratitude and I have some cross over, keeping them separate allows me to focus on each topic one at a time.

    Also, if I think I am having a no-so-good day with getting things done (notice I said, ‘think’? Everyday is a good day it is just how I think about it) I can pull out my success Journal and remind myself of my past victories!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Be Well.

    • Carmen Marie says:

      Hi Paul, I actually thought of you when I wrote it. I thought of whether you would agree in putting both gratitude and gratification together for this discussion and I took a chance and wrote what came from the heart.

      Keeping two journals is a great idea! reminding yourself of past success is definitely good gratification!
      A great idea for my readers.

      Thanks Paul!

  2. Peter Wright says:

    Nice post Carmen, although perhaps we could debate whether all forms of gratification involve happiness from within.

    Just wanted to let you know that the blog title in your email is a clickable link on both Internet Explorer and Firefox for me. I had already read your email before I switched on my Blackberry so couldn’t try it on that, will do so next time.

    • Carmen Marie says:

      You are absolutely right about gratification not always involving happiness from within. Both Gratitude and Gratification can however bring happiness within if with use them to do so… Indeed, gratification often comes from outside sources and it does create the same type of happy reaction within. Isn’t it nice to get gratification from outside? I know I feel so appreciated when I get that type of motivation. In the absence of this gift from others though, I feel that Gratitude does bring a form of gratification from within which makes it valuable for self motivation and love. What do you think?

      Thanks for the update on the link too Peter!

    • Carmen Marie says:

      Hi Peter, you made me think and rethink my sentence!! :)
      I finally changed it to: Both Gratitude and Gratification can be source of inner happiness.
      That’s what I actually meant!! Thank you for bringing it up!! It made dig into what I actually meant to say.

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