08 Sep Grow your gratitude in 6 simple steps…it really is that easy!
by Michael Feeley from the Huffington Post
What's the state of your personal gratitude account? Maxed or empty?
How much appreciation and thanks do you have in your mind and heart right now? How conscious and active are you in growing, expressing and maintaining your gratitude?
If you could be 30 percent happier and stronger and you knew working on your own personal gratitude was the answer, would you invest all you could?
In Praise of Gratitude, from the Harvard Mental Health Letter, states:
…gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships…regardless of the inherent or current level of someone's gratitude, it's a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further.
Cultivating gratitude is the smart and easy way to enrich your life.
Gratitude is a positive and natural emotion. And…It's also free. It costs you nothing but time and your personal daily commitment.
As hard and challenging as life is with moment to moment tensions, stress, anxieties, the qualities of gratitude are always in you — thankfulness, giving, kindness and appreciation. You can connect with them instantly and feel better by being grateful.
You'll profit by shifting your attention from the dark of your life to ease and abundance. Expressing gratitude reduces troubles and promotes goodness.
If you have photos you like, a favorite piece of music, spending time with family or friends, whatever you do to have honest pleasure, that's gratitude. It has meaning and powerful effects on you.
Liking things, appreciating what's good increases self-esteem and reduces fears. It builds hope and joy.
When you're thankful you're confident and happier.
Gratitude always increases you. You're more yourself. Not less. Smart people get gratitude. It's a daily part of their healthy life styles. Gratitude is precious stuff and should be vigilantly taken care of in yourself and others…
…keep reading the full & original article, with all 6 gratitude tips HERE