Every year at Thanksgiving people focus on the blessings they have. Most forget about them the next day. Science has proven that when you practice gratitude it improves your self-esteem, makes you more empathetic, helps you to be more resilient and gives you an overall better sense of well-being. Gratitude has a number of health benefits including; reduced inflammation, better sleep and improved heart health.
We had an issue with our internet modem yesterday. The service center was closed on Sunday, so I headed there first thing this morning to pick up a new one. While waiting in line until they opened, I was surrounded by those that only had negative words to say about this provider. It really opened my eyes and to look inward to my own actions and words. Do I speak negativity? Do I let the actions of the world bring me down? Of course I do. I began to think what positive actions come from my words. I thought about those around the world that don't even have running clean water or food to eat. A bad internet connection or their television reception skipping in and out really isn't that important.
Gratitude is a practice, which turns into an action, which is the foundation of a happy life.
When you wake up in the morning, make a list and speak the things you are grateful for.
Consistency will change your life.
Have a great week.