Just because you’ve been diligently practising gratitude every day for quite some time now, doesn’t mean your vibrational energy is always high and in tune with that of gratitude. There will be times when you feel upset, when things get to you, when you complain. If you never again experienced such times, you wouldn’t be having a human experience.
The key with practising gratitude is that you are faster to spot when you’re in a lower and more negative place and you can use gratitude to raise you to a higher level.
So, bearing in mind your humanness, think back to a time recently when something annoyed you, when you complained about something small but irritating.
It may seem small now but, no doubt, at the time it would have felt like a big deal. At the time, or shortly after, were you able to see the positives, understand the lesson, appreciate that you grew as a result? Or did it simply remain an annoyance, something worthy of complaint?
If you weren’t able to see the positives or the lessons at the time, can you look back now and see them?
At the time, or shortly after, did you spot that your emotion and energy had fallen to a lower vibration, and you consciously used gratitude to raise your vibration back to a higher frequency? Or were you unaware of your vibration falling and the annoyance or complaint remained with you for longer than, perhaps, it should or could have?
If you weren’t able to use gratitude at the time to raise your vibration back up, do you think you can make a note of this in your memory for the next time an annoyance or desire to complain comes along?