Gratitude makes us smile both with our face and from our heart. Even for little things — feeling grateful for the next breath or for the next step. These things make us feel well; they open our heart and make us feel happy. Gratitude also lifts us out of our downward spiral wallowing in our own stuff. It focuses our attention toward the positive, grounding us in the present. Feeling grateful nourishes our soul and recharges our batteries. Starting and finishing our day with gratitude makes the sun shine, even on a rainy day, throughout the day. Smiles appear naturally, not only on our face but also on those around us. It is infectious.
Gratitude is the like the rays of the sun. It makes everything shine, our heart, the environment, as well as others. It puts a positive, realistic spin on everything. Gratitude buffers us against spiraling down […]
Now that we have at least considered practicing forgiveness, practicing gratitude enhances our happiness even further. Both practices rely on mindfulness, to know when we are not practicing, and to remind ourselves what specifically to […]
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]