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The Gratitude-Compassion Connection to Change and Your Best Success

If you are reading this, it's a call to root your life in gratitude and compassion. It is from this foundation where you best navigate change and are then able to breakthrough to your best success. I believe traditional measurements for success are unrealistic and often feel largely unattainable. These mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual disconnects have created multiple issues on many fronts. The good news is there is a solution, a success strategy you can use to navigate! Remember breakthroughs of all kinds happen when truth intersects with infinite possibilities. When you use gratitude and compassion and benchmark you success with it, you will arrive in each moment authentically and aligned with your purpose for being here and how you navigate and operate your life, even in challenging moments.

To me, connecting the dots in your life to ground your entire life and how you engage others and yourself with gratitude and compassion is a huge key and factor to success. This dot connector lesson is one that is key to operating with world class success. Gratitude and compassion for yourself and others shines brightly to helps us touch each life we encounter with grace, collaboration, love, elegance, and more.

I talk often about my dad, who passed away in 2018. Back in 2004 he had a series of strokes. In 2005, it was a moment in a rehab facility with him that changed my life. We were in a speech evaluation session with a nurse, who asked my dad to recite a word that started with each letter of the alphabet as the nurse said each letter. So my dad said Aardvark for A and then the list become inspirational! He said benevolence, courage, and more as he went through the list. It was in that moment that I stopped feeling like a victim for my own life-threatening food allergy woes and other problems and began a quest to ground my life in gratitude and compassion for myself and others.

Grounding your life in gratitude and compassion can be immensely transformative. Gratitude helps you appreciate the abundance in your life, fostering a positive outlook and resilience in the face of challenges. It shifts your focus from what's lacking to what's present, fostering contentment and joy in everyday moments.

Compassion, on the other hand, allows you to connect deeply with others, understanding their struggles and offering support without judgment. It cultivates empathy, kindness, and a sense of interconnectedness with all living beings. By embracing compassion, you not only uplift others but also experience greater fulfillment and meaning in your own life.

Rooting your life in compassion is like planting a seed that grows into a mighty tree, offering shade and sustenance and love to all who come near. Compassion begins with yourself—being gentle and kind inward so you gain and understand your own flaws and struggles. From there, it extends outward, embracing all you meet with love, respect and kindness.

To cultivate compassion, start by practicing self-awareness and self-love, worth and your best self-care. Recognize your own needs and limitations, and treat yourself with the same kindness and patience you would offer a dear friend. As you nurture self-compassion, you'll find it easier to extend compassion to others.

Listen deeply to the stories and experiences of those around you, seeking to understand their perspectives without judgment. Empathize with their joys and sorrows, celebrating their successes and offering solace in times of need. Small acts of kindness and generosity can ripple outward, creating a wave of compassion that touches hearts far and wide.

Our lives aren't complete without obstacles. These situations create hurdles of doubt and other problems that we have to learn to leap over with grace, gratitude and compassion - sometimes as fast as we can.

Ultimately, rooting your life in compassion means aligning your heart, truths and energy while embracing the interconnectedness of all living beings, and striving to alleviate suffering wherever you find it. In doing so, you'll not only enrich your own life but also contribute to a more compassionate and harmonious world for future generations.

Together, gratitude and compassion create a powerful foundation for living with purpose and authenticity. They inspire acts of kindness, generosity, and service, enriching your relationships and contributing to the well-being of your community. So, nurture these qualities daily through practices like mindfulness, journaling, and acts of kindness, and watch as they enrich and transform your life from the inside out and create your best success.

About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

In 2008, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino closed the door to her office to think about her life.

When she opened it, she walked through, leaving behind an almost two-decade career in the financial services industry in order to open the doors for the Best Ever You Network. Today, Best Ever You is a multimedia brand and platform with millions of fans and followers around the world.

Elizabeth is a tireless champion of others and believes in the need for the individual light within to raise the collaborative power of us and we.

Today, Elizabeth is a writer, master coach, and speaker focused on change, success, gratitude, and helping people be their best. She is the author of the bestsellers PERCOLATE - Let Your Best Self Filter Through published by Hay House, and bestselling five-time award-winning book, The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life. Her latest book, The Success Guidebook - How to Visualize, Actualize, and Amplify You has quickly become a bestseller.

Elizabeth is also a frequent speaker, and her work has been featured in places like Good Housekeeping, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Thrive, Medium, and more. Her popular “4-4-4 Newsletter” is sent out each week to thousands of subscribers.

Elizabeth and her husband, Peter, have been married for more than twenty-five years and have four adult sons, three rescued cats, and two dogs. They can often be found in Maine in their gardens, in the pool, raking leaves, or, depending on the season, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.



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