Gratitude; Being Grateful
There is an abundance of power in being grateful. Expressing your appreciation for something or someone creates positive energy. Scientific data shows people who regularly practice feeling thankful and grateful experience many health benefits. These benefits include deeper sleep, stronger feeling of compassion for others, enhanced immune system and more. Consider integrating some of these steps into your daily life practices:
Be Mindful – be aware of your material possessions and notice if they bring you happiness or a feeling of lack. Make sure your possessions bring you a sense of peace and tranquility.
Keep a gratitude journal or bowl – write down something you are grateful for each day on a piece of paper to place in your bowl or in your journal. At the end of the week reread your entries; feel your writings of gratitude.
Try and remain positive – keep your glass half full. Direct and form your thoughts and words to be positive in nature rather than negative. If you have nothing nice to say - don't say it.
Always notice new things and situations that you can be grateful for. Silently state your gratitude as you breathe in and out. Say yes to being curious.