Hey! Watch your mouth.

Hey!  Watch your mouth.
This time of the year makes me think a lot about faith and what it really means to believe.  You've probably heard the saying, "I'll believe it when I see it."

Makes sense enough... 

But what about the opposite?  Doesn't that make sense, too?
I'll See It When I Believe It
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We know that thoughts have power.  We know words have power.  We know that the tapes that run in our head either help or hinder the goodness in our lives.  

WE WILL SEE IT WHEN WE BELIEVE IT.

So that means if you believe you are beautiful, you will see beauty.  If deep down you believe you are unworthy, you will see how you're always wronged. I don't know about you, but I like the first option better.

The biggest help for me came when I realized that thoughts are powerful, but they are still just thoughts.  And they can change.  They aren't made of stone.

So next time you find yourself complaining or worrying, flip the script.  

What can you find at this very moment that you can be grateful for?  Start listing all the things. It might feel fake at first.  But soon your brain doesn't know the difference. A gratitude practice, as simple as it is, has the potential to make significant changes in your life.  It's taking those powerful thoughts and shifting them to the good.  

It's one thing to know this in our heads and quite a different thing to actually have a gratitude practice.  Grab a scrap of paper or your journal and try it right now.  List as many things as you can.

Or tonight, at the dinner table, go around share the three things you're most grateful for today.   
Because worrying is wishing for what you DON'T want.  On the other hand, showing gratitude in whatever stage or situation you are in is giving the good stuff power.  
My gratitude practice was the inspiration behind our super popular Gratitude Collection.
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Way back in 2011 when I started Compliment, I had no idea speaking positively would be such a "thing."  Now there are kindness campaigns happening every day!  Speaking kindly to yourself and others is so important for a happy and healthy life.  

In honor of this gratitude challenge, please enjoy 15% off our entire Gratitude Collection now through Sunday, April 12 with code IAMGRATEFUL.
In my last blog post, we took a look back at 2014 and all of the wonderful things that happened, take a look here!

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