Gratitude is one of the most important indicators for sustained happiness. It is way easier to be happy when you truly believe that each day is an unrepeatable miracle. When I was a teenager I used to think gratitude was a personality trait that mostly religious people possessed. I know I’m not the only teenager who took her blessings for granted, and it makes me wonder how different those formative years would have been if gratitude was a fundamental skill reinforced in high school. In addition to correlating consistently and positively with greater happiness, gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
When I began my journey towards health and wholeness incorporating a gratitude practice was the simplest and most results driven practice I have encountered. The theme of my life became gratitude and it is no coincidence that I started experiencing more and more to be grateful for. In the beginning it was hard to tell if the abundance in my life was due to my new grateful perspective, or whether it was just getting that much better. After a while it became clear that the more I appreciated the gift of life, the more life gave me gifts to appreciate.
It is never too late to begin a gratitude practice, and it is never too late to begin encouraging it in our future generations. Message me if you would like guidance on starting your own gratitude practice.



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