Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


Practising Gratitude Prevents Resentment

Most times, the reason why you think you’re lacking is you really just didn’t take the time to be grateful for that which you already are. —drcrystaljones

It took me a while to learn or shall I say accept, that being grateful for what we have does not mean that we don't crave more, want better and want to improve.

Being grateful for what we have is saying to the Universe that we honour where we are in this moment and respect all that happened that got us there. That we are ready to receive more because we can handle what we have in front of us with love and respect.

Gratitude shifts your mindset. It grounds you to start doing better, being better and acceptance because your mood says I have. You start on I have a foundation to build upon something

Rather than I have nothing

If you believe that you have something, your approach changes.

If you believe that you are enough your approach changes

Gratitude is a great multiplier.

The moment I got that being gratitude does not stop me from growing I started moving differently

My gratitude journal is so important to me, I write in it daily, it come be very mundane things, or huge things. Sometimes I am grateful for a sweet slice of watermelon, sometimes it may be for an opportunity that presents itself that I prayed hard for, sometimes I say thank you for the challenges that will inevitably turn into lessons.

I write what I am grateful for NOW and what are my gratitude Intentions daily before I leave the house..

Writing the gratitude list puts me in a frame of mind to build, to be joyful and to accept knowing that I have things in my life which already contribute to me joy and peace.

Ingratitude leads to resentment because we see the lack

Write 5 things that you are grateful for and see how it shifts the energy within you

tell me what happened after, I am curious!


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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