Weekly Insights: Gratitude Is My Life Preserver
Gratitude is a very healing emotion, and being grateful is a big-picture feeling that embodies an attitude that life is a blessing and there is a lot to be thankful for. It is much easier to be grateful when life is going our way, but what happens when we cultivate gratitude during our most challenging times? Instead of feeling defeated or dwelling in past problems, being grateful expedites the healing process, warms the heart, energizes the body, and can be the saving grace that brings Light where there was complete darkness in the mind. It may take time to actually feel grateful, but by practicing gratitude with a daily journal, meditation, or contemplation is the first step to embodying it. Being grateful during sorrowful times has been scientifically proven to boost the immune system. For the brain, it is said that gratitude helps to reprogram our painful memories into more neutral ones over time. Inside the gratitude is an appreciation that is gained by seeing how much stronger we become after going through a challenge. It is empowering to understand the strength it takes to overcome adversity, and to observe ourselves becoming stronger and stronger with time is extremely empowering. There is so much to be grateful for in life, starting with the act of gratitude itself. Let's practice being grateful every day for something. It is a true gift for all involved, and it continues to give back physically, emotionally, and mentally. Gratitude is a gift. Enjoy sharing it with those you Love the most as well as with those you just met. We are Grateful for YOU!