Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives. Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self acceptance. Grateful people have more positive ways of coping with the difficulties they experience in life.
The longest lasting effects are caused by the act of writing “gratitude journals” every day, coupled with reviewing what you are grateful for, at the beginning of each day.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
GRATITUDE - December 25, 2011
"I AM GRATEFUL FOR A LARGE FAMILY THAT LOVES AND SUPPORTS ME IN ALL THAT I DO".
Today I embark on my observations about the value of GRATITUDE in our lives. We all have much to be grateful for, but often the vision and value of what remains in our hourglass of life is obscured by the clouded vision of what what we perceive as missing.
Sometimes it takes being hit by a bus (figuratively, of course) to break the clouded shell we attempt to see through, in observing our life. Like a scratched and faded visor on our helmet, flying off, allowing us to not only finally clearly see, but also feel, the daily beauty and magic that exists for all of us, being GRATEFUL, and becoming a better person for the experience.