A loving family, good health, new home, great career change, planned vacation trip, your faith? The list can go on and on from here. There are so many things we overlook in the hustle and bustle of daily life that we should be thankful for. Take time out to identify what you are most grateful for today and declare it!
Want more proof of the power of gratitude? Researchers are discovering that gratitude doesn’t just make you feel like a better person, it is actually good for your health. “Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person’s life,” according to Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis. “It can lower your blood pressure, improve immune function, and facilitate more efficient sleep.” In addition, it can also improve heart health.
If you want to experience the true power of gratitude working in your life, start with a simple ‘thank you’ for the countless blessings in your life today, then take action on three things you want to do to give back to others. By doing so, you’ll feel better and will be making an impact where needed most in the lives of others.