Gratitude to you for sharing this post with me.
Breathe, listen, enjoy … and read on.
Giving thanks to others comes easy. Giving thanks for self often takes more time and effort.
When practicing gratitude, remember yourself, your natural gifts.
I invite you to both give and receive thanks. Make space, and be open to receive gratitude.
Science has proven that gratitude brings benefits to mind, body and spirit.
When in this place of thankfulness, we experience more joy, less stress, and better relationships with self and others. Knowing less stress, also helps us enjoy better health.
Gratitude for self and others, supports higher self-esteem. This often leads to greater creativity, productivity and prosperity.
Gratitude has the power to heal, energize and change lives.
Practice gratitude, at least, twice daily to enjoy it when you really need it. I practice, e.g.:
- Morning – I often breathe and say, “Thank you” or “I am grateful for…” before I get up in the morning.
- Evening – I breathe and silently repeat a gratitude before drifting off to sleep.
- Gratitude journal – I keep one near me and write 1-3 expressions of gratitude each day. I do not think hard about big expressions, I simply write what comes to mind and heart.
As I write in my journal, I breathe and notice how relaxed I feel. Writing in my journal and practicing twice daily makes it easy for me to call on this feeling when stress shows up. I breathe, repeat a gratitude, and release the stress of the moment.
Do you have a favorite gratitude practice? How has it changed your life? Please share below in the comments or on my Facebook page.
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