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Gratitude is linked to the increased levels of happiness that provide each of us with an increased quality of life, no matter how small or large the deed. Therefore, when we give thanks, through word or deed, it’s a powerful way to increase your overall quality of life because giving is receiving. We never know when just a few words or a kind gesture is exactly what is needed at that precise moment, much less the long-lasting positive health effects in has on the psyche of the receiver and recipient. Below are some very pointed personal examples with my own “twist” – think about how powerful they are, or can be in your life:...click to continue reading...
- Often our “light” is extinguished by the unthoughtful or outright “piercing” words, attitudes and deeds of others – most often an exhibit of their own insecurity and need to “be in control”…
Suddenly, and usually without warning, our “light” is rekindled by another’s small gesture like a stranger saying good morning as you open the door to a business establishment. Or, a stranger in line at your favorite java drive-through pays for your drink – a dear soul who understands the wholistic dividends of “paying it forward”. And, even more healing are those supportive words from those closest to you – reminding you to consider the source and not allow the negativity and ugliness of the emotional trespasser to become a saboteur to your health.
- I was raised, and raised my sons, to say grace before meals. Now I realize it’s a deed we often recite without feeling its deeper meaning. I have learned to silently say grace before an event as a way of being thankful for the experience, grateful for the health to enjoy it and for the special people with me to create the memory. Consider saying your own silent grace, for instance, before opening a book, during a walk or working out, when beginning to cook a meal, when in the company of people who have your best interest at heart, while putting on those lovely percale sheets on your bed, getting into your car – that independence that is such a part of our life, or simply when sitting with those you love for a conversation or watching a movie and being thankful they’re in your life.
- Be grateful for people who make us happy and celebrate the essence of who we are with unconditional love.
- Be thankful and focus on that which you have, not what you’ve lost – focusing on negativity is unproductive, energy-consuming, and health-depleting.
- Always be mindful of people who, consciously or unconsciously, are “emotional vampires” – you can afford anything in life except being around people who are negative or don’t celebrate you – negativity is a toxic contagious disease!
I can assure you that when you begin the daily act of being thankful and grateful for the experiences encountered, your life AND health will change within about sixty days. Going through life on auto-pilot without conscious living is existing, not living and thriving. Give thanks daily for the abundance in your life and acknowledge that the abundance comes in many forms, don’t give it a dollar value.
Gratitude transforms an ordinary day into Thanksgiving Day, every day;
Gratitude turns mundane jobs into joyful opportunities and achievements;
Gratitude is taking opportunities and transforming them into blessings – when you succeed and some tell you “you’re lucky”… remind them, and yourself, that luck is the end result of hard work and sacrifice – it is NOT granted or bestowed;
Gratitude is acknowledging the daily things we take for granted – the washing machine, paved roads, street lights, running water/flushing commodes, our first-responders, knowledge, life experiences and, most of all, our health!
With Gratitude and Appreciation for following my blogs and your commitment to natural health and wholistic rejuvenation principles.
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