How you can find gratitude in hard times

Have you ever had someone in your life that made you happy just by being near them?


Maybe it’s your mom or dad and the thought of them makes you happy, but also sad because they’re no longer with you. Is this you? You’re not alone and I am here to share how you can find gratitude and joy during difficult times.

Let’s dive in, shall we? Remember to be gentle with yourself.

  

Feeling grateful for my dad’s life helped me find joy when all I felt was sadness

 

The Gratitude Experiment teaches you how to transform dark experiences in moments of joy.

Do you find this time of year hard because of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day? Or maybe you feel guilty when you do feel happy because how can you feel happy when your parents aren’t here to share the day with you? Does this sound like you?

Maybe you’d rather stay in bed all day, cuddled up in your softest blankets because you know as soon as you get up and face the day, you’ll be sent back down the spiral of grief- a place you don’t want to go back to. Is this you?

I’ve been there too. Stuck in doom and gloom after my dad died last year, going through the motions day to day like a robot trying to find light at the end of a never ending tunnel of darkness. Can you relate?

Even when my dad was lying in his hospital bed, unable to move from his debilitating stroke, he was still smiling and saying ‘y bueno’, which is Spanish for ‘all good’.

Even with our masks on I could see the spark of joy in his eyes and even though we had to stay 6 feet apart, I could feel the warmth of his grateful heart and it felt like a giant bear hug. Connected by emotions, but physically far apart. Have you ever felt this way?

So how can I carry on his contagious joy and gratitude when I feel stuck in sadness and grief because he’s not still here with me? Would you love to know how I figured out how you can get back to feeling joy, even in the toughest moments?

 

How to find happiness during difficult times

 
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When my dad died, I was so exhausted from hearing, “I’m so sorry for your loss”. Can you relate?

“Sorry for your loss” has good intentions but it puts you back in the place of doom and gloom of feeling sorry and sad, right?

When I think about my dad and the life he lived, I don’t feel sorry, I feel joyful. Yes, I have moments of sadness because I miss him, but I’m so grateful for the light he brought into my life. Can you relate?

You see, the common theme here is gratitude. When I felt like I was stuck in the dark tunnel of grief, trying to find the light at the end of it without my dad, I discovered that practicing gratitude in my own life became the flashlight I needed to make my way out of the dark tunnel.

The best part? You can light your own torch too. Would you love to know how you can find your way out of your tunnel of darkness?

 

The more you practice gratitude, the more joy and happiness will naturally come

 

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It wasn’t until I lost my dad, that I realized I needed to live the way my dad did by leading with a grateful heart. Would you love to live that way too?

Remember, it’s ok to have sad moments because this is about baby steps so you can gently move yourself into a natural state of joy.

You see, I found my way back to happiness through practicing gratitude in new ways. Would you love to do the same?

We’re all grateful for something, right? Be gentle with yourself and if you find it hard to approach gratitude, you can start by thinking of things you’re grateful for. Like morning walks with your dog, long phone chats with friends, or board game nights with your loved ones.

Would you love to dive deeper into uncovering your grateful heart?

I believe in the power of gratitude so much that I want to give this new 14-day Gratitude Experiment to you all for FREE. Would you love that?

This is my life’s work and it’s my way of changing the world from that state that it’s in. We’re in this together. Sending you so much love. Let’s change the world together, and let it be through GRATITUDE.

Would you love to join me in the Gratitude Experiment?

 

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Gratitude in Tough Times | Three Steps to a Grateful Life

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Gratitude is a practice that although may seem intuitive, is something that so many of us are out of practice with. So often we struggle with gratitude, we fall into the mindset, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” 

But it wasn’t always this way. Gratefulness was how we survived! If you look at scriptures, the bible, religious and historical texts… Even the practice of saying grace before a meal, or being polite and using your manners with a ‘thank you’, ‘gracias’, ‘merci’! it is embedded into our psyche. Deep into our primordial brains, just like our cravings for food and sugar. 

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This means it is a natural flow (not force as is commonly said) of habit, that just may be buried in your life. BUT, what we can do is reconnect easily to those patterns of thinking in the brain. Let me tell you, gratitude delivers more benefit than any other health strategy you can imagine, well, along with Castor Oil Packs™, they too fit into the Royal Road to Richness.  

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones®  created the Gratitude Experiment: A transformational 14-day journey.

Why does it get buried? We struggle because we aren’t present, our mind is always somewhere else. Why do you think they say, ‘take time to stop and smell the roses’? But we don’t because we are so dang busy! Busy busy busy, like a busy bee. Though the bee may be busy, it is still focused, its full attention is on creating the hive.

It is part of the natural laws, to be grateful and focus on where you are going. Putting yourself in the energy of the ‘you’ that you want to be everyday. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be negative, depressed, unhappy, not living your true self. Quite the opposite – you want to feel good, feel better, love and adore yourself. You want to be at peace; you want to be you. 

So if you WANT that, then you have to put yourself into that energy. The gateway to self love is GRATEFULNESS. 

Allow grace in today. When you do, your outlook changes from one that is…

  • Negative to Positive
  • Half Empty to Half Full 
  • Fear to Wonder
  • Sadness to Happiness 

It’s super transformative and once you delve into this you will never go back. 

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Gratitude in the Tough Times

For me in my life right now, it can sometimes feels like a deep, dark sink hole. I’ve been spending much of my time at my father’s bedside in the hospital. I came across this old photo of us together and my heart feels very heavy. 

Dr. Marisol ND, Queen of the Thrones®  and her father when she was a kid

You see, he had a stroke, close to the one year anniversary of my mother’s sudden death by a stroke. I’m working all of my magic, and it’s working… physically, he’s improving! I’m even helping him work on his mindset and trying to keep him focused on being grateful and in the moment. So appropriate, but he doesn’t want it. He can’t see the grace in his small gains. He doesn’t see a purpose in his future without my mom, so why live? 

I get it. It’s hard to lose your life partner. The issue is the impression he has in his brain. 

He thinks within a year of your partner passing, you should die, too. I asked him, “Who told you that? He said “well ‘they’ did… it’s written somewhere”. So I broke that paradigm down. 

He thinks he is doing worse every day… mentally, yes. But physically, hell no! He has reversed his diabetes. He can walk again, every time a little better, minus his balance and a bit of dementia. 

If I can shift his thought process he will be saved, but for him, maybe being saved is floating up into my mothers arms. 

Dr. Marisol ND. Queen of the Thrones® and her father in the hospital

I respect that, I understand… but while he is in his physical body, I appreciate all of my knowledge, because if there is anyone that can fix a system and mind the garden of the mind, it’s me… 

My dad has been the very best coach without even knowing it… Hey, he birthed me! 

Three Steps to a Grateful Life

So I have a three step formula to help get a gratitude practice started in your life that will last you a lifetime and benefit you in ways you couldn’t even imagine.

Step 1: Smell the roses and notice what you are noticing – presence is truly step one when it comes to gratitude. This is one of the teachings of the Benedictine Monk, Brother David.

Step 2: Do the Grateful Dining Practice – before each meal hold onto your Grateful Dung™ Bracelet and recite three things you are grateful for. The reason I love implementing gratitude practices before meals is two fold:

  1. It calms your nervous system down before you have a meal. This helps with your digestion, inner nourishment and even elimination – all major keys to the wealth of health. 
  2. Creation of a habit – there is no greater habit that eating. We must eat, instinctively we are drawn to it. So if we piggy back a habit onto one that is already firmly established, it becomes that much easier to adapt it into your daily life. You will start with doing it before you dine. For must of us this will be 2-3 times per day. If you snack and eat all day long, you will do it before every time!
    *** SIDE BENEFIT*** You will get more in touch with your body and realize you don’t need to be munching and snacking all day! 
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Step 3: Roll with it – make it a game, Life should truly be laughed at and don’t take yourself so seriously, just flow with it. Bring that childlike wonder back into your life. Don’t repeat the same things that you are grateful for, it needs to be real and different every time (trust me, you might think you’ll run out of things to be grateful for… I promise you, you will not!) Actually you will be amazed at how many things there are to be grateful for.

So instead of forcing a new habit… Let’s just flow into this habit of gratefulness that benefits us by embracing us with grace, joy and happiness!

I hope you enjoyed this article, welcome to the Queendom! I invite you to join a totally free online course called the Gratitude Experiment which is designed to help YOU be more grateful.

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Grateful Gracias | Gratitude Before Meals

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Thank you!

“Gracias a Dios!” My mother would say this incessantly… so would every other Latino-American woman I know.

We are grateful for everything from God. Whether because we were indoctrinated when the Catholics came to South America, or we came from Spain which was predominantly catholic.

This phrase was simply in us, part of our culture. In Canada, I learned ‘thank you’ for the first time. 

Thank you is a requirement, it isn’t just good manners. It is thanking our fellow human beings for an act of kindness. If we want more goodness, then we have to praise it more! 

I invite you to join The Gratitude Experiment a program designed to learn how to strengthen your gratitude muscle for a happier, healthier life and to feel and experience the elevating and expanding emotions of gratitude and how to apply them to day to day life.

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For me, my ‘gracias a Dios’, ‘thank you, God’, takes on many faces. 

P.S. I realize this can be a controversial topic. Please understand we are each entitled to our own opinion. I am inclusive. I believe in possibility. I am cool with what you think, and I hope you would honor what I think too. 

For me, it is God, the universe, Mother Nature, spirit, Buddha. The vis, soul, consciousness, etc.

Dr Marisol. ND. and Queen of the Thrones® is the creator of The Gratitude Experiment.

Many names, the same meaning.

To tell you the truth, I’m super grateful for my childhood. I was exposed to all. In my adulthood, I was exposed to Jehovah’s witnesses and to Christianity.

My one issue is when we are called sinners. I feel that it puts us into a category that doesn’t allow us to be better than that. So I choose not to believe that, but I love everything else that the church stands for. 

Gracias a Dios!

The most important factor in having a grateful God practice (or whatever you call it) is that you repeat it. So practice is absolutely necessary, and you need to feel that your energy is one with it. Otherwise, you can never relax into the practice. 

So gratefulness is key. It is spoken about in the bible as a staple of a good life. 

The question is this: When good comes to you, how do you respond? Do you credit yourself or do you give it to God? Do you feel grateful and completely enveloped in grace?

I encourage you to give it over. If you wish to receive it, you must first deliver it. If you do not… Well, then how can you expect it to get better?

As it says in the bible:

Ask and it will be given to you; 
Seek and you will find; 
Knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7 NIV

Easy-Peezy!

So let’s start with The Gratitude Experiment, get your FREE Grateful Dung™ Bracelet and learn how to program your body, mind and soul to feel better and improve your health. Also, discover the benefits of the Grateful Dung™ Bracelet: using it as a talisman with the gratitude stone and its important symbolic effects to help you with the commitment and consistency for better grateful practices.

For instance, If you pray before you eat, the Grateful Dung™ Dining Practice is the perfect complement! If you don’t pray before you eat, give this a try! Get your whole family involved & spread the love!

Here’s how to do it:
1. Hold onto the Black Obsidian dung beetle bead
2. Name 3 things you are grateful for
3. Repeat this at every meal, naming new things each time!

This simple act of pausing and taking the time to acknowledge the blessings in your life actually has an important physiological effect on your body. It helps us get into the parasympathetic state, A.K.A. the ‘rest and digest’ state.

Queen of the Thrones® Grateful Dung™ Bracelet.

We can do this! It will change life and your mindset. Here’s the tool to help:

Sign up now for The Gratitude Experiment & get a free Grateful Dung™ Bracelet (just pay shipping)!

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Don’t forget to share this with your friends on social media, through email and to like us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to learn more about how to join the movement so that we can all have an improvement!

Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@drmarisol.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.