Living in grace bathed in gratitude is good for the health. This is true for both our physical and our mental health. Gratitude reduces stress, anxiety, fear, and doubt. This helps our heart, brain, stomach and intestines, immune and endocrine systems work better. It further reduces the duration and intensity of depression. It sets the groundwork for happiness and wellbeing. Living in grace has a profound effect on forgiveness. Gratitude opens the door to forgiving ourself. This is a major step in our own healing. As self-healing begins, the door opens to the other precious opportunity of forgiving others. Those who have hurt us are usually hurt themselves. Forgiving others does not make their actions right. Rather, forgiving the other person recognizes their humanity, no matter how wretched or miserable their suffering. They are not happy, and also hurt. Seeing this larger picture allows us to forgive. This act of forgiveness is another major step in our own healing.
Gratitude extends far and wide. It touches the heart of many. It makes us feel alive and happy. Everything shines like glitter when we are in a state of grace. Problems do not touch us. […]
When you are feeling down, gratitude makes you feel better. When you are feeling up, gratitude makes you feel even better. Gratitude makes everything shine and sparkle like glitter. It puts a whole new feeling […]