I grew up with gratitude being very much a part of daily conversations in my home.
I didn’t however, discover the many awesome benefits of gratitude until I was an adult.
As a young girl my grandmother always had a story about why she was grateful and why I should be as well. She would get very disturbed at any sign of ingratitude.
I remember her asking me "Did you thank God for this day? Tomorrow is not promised.”
My father was also aware of the need for Gratitude and taught us to pray before each meal. I'd hear him praying every morning, thanking God for keeping his family safe and for providing for us. That left a huge, positive impact on me. Alongside these lessons on Gratitude always came the mentions of being content. Gratitude is a huge part of my life, I’m more considerate, mindful of my self-care, creative and spiritual connected. I now share this trait with my daughters as well as anyone within my circle of influence.
Grateful people are very aware of kindness and are generally in better moods, they possess better attitudes because they are more optimistic, creative, hopeful, caring, forgiving, kind, generous, and compassionate therefore developing better relationships.
"GRATITUDE IS REFERRED TO AS THE MORAL MEMORY OF MANKIND.”
- ROBERT EMMONS
Find a quiet comfortable spot and reflect on positive things occurring in your life, supportive friends, family members, health etc. Practice gratitude daily and you too will benefit!
Emotionally, inner peace, awareness, spiritual alertness which enhances health and increase your ability to feel joy and happiness.
~ Coach Shelly.