Gratitude

Tap into the power of being appreciative.

Assignment Review

Showing gratitude for a loved one can enable them to find their own happiness.

Let’s say you have a friend who is regularly expresses pessimism and often complains about things that are happening in her life.

Communicating your gratitude will cause her to think about the positive things in her life, thus opening her heart and increasing her positive energy.

Be the light that your friends and family need to see.

Be the one to show them that they have so much in their lives to be grateful for.

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

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As mentioned yesterday, there are few activities that are as effective and profound as practicing gratitude.

Here are some additional benefits of gratitude.

Keep these in mind as you do tomorrow’s assignment.

1. Gratitude will improve your self-esteem.

Gratitude allows you to be appreciative of yourself and the things in your life. When you are grateful for those things, you like yourself better.

Instead of comparing yourself with others, you are satisfied if not delighted to be the person that you are.

Rather than being resentful towards others about their money or jobs, you genuinely appreciate their accomplishments.

2. Gratitude reminds us to thank others.

Nothing compares to the sheer power of giving thanks to somebody who deserves it. Most of the time people forget to thank each other, and if they do it is in a very generic way.

Many people say “thank you” but most don’t say why.

Telling a person why you are thankful for them is just as important as the Thank You itself. People like to know they are appreciated, and why.

3. Grateful people are psychologically and physically healthier.

People who are grateful for their body and their health are more likely to take care of themselves. If you are appreciative of your body, you want to treat it well meaning you probably exercise regularly and eat healthily.

As a healthier person, you greatly reduce your risks of certain diseases, viruses, and pains. You are also more likely to get checked up on a frequent basis resulting in life longevity.

Mentally, gratitude allows you to reduce many toxic emotions such as anger, envy, frustration, and regret, leaving your mind clearer and healthier.

A healthy mind is a happy mind.

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