Over the last few years, I have become more and more conscious of how powerful gratitude is. Gratitude can put a bad day in perspective. Gratitude can make a good day elated. When practiced quietly it brings warmth and light to all the cells in our body. When expressed aloud it brings a sense of celebration of the ordinary. Gratitude changes the dynamic of our interactions and slowly our worldview changes with it. Like anything we practice, it starts to become a part of who we are. Like anything we surround ourselves with, it has influence. Gratitude is powerful. Then let us consciously tap into this force of love, feed it to ourselves like medicine and offer it to others.
As I write this, three things I'm grateful for are:
1) The company of my cat (currently enjoying staring at the world from a sunny window, an activity we share an appreciation for)
2) The amazing people I have met in clinic over this last year of practice, and how much they have taught me.
3) The Iceland adventure I had earlier year, and the magic it brought me.
What are 3 things you're grateful for in this exact moment? You can tell me if you like, or tell yourself, or tell the world.
With love and with thanks,
*The above image I found when reading an article on gratitude and happiness. It's a great read, and if you'd like to check it out here is the link: http://examinedexistence.com/the-importance-of-gratitude-to-happiness/
Author: Laura Burns
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