Is Gratitude Your Attitude? (+ freebie!)
Health is not only about food. It would be silly if it was.
Health has so many aspects to it, many that are very personal. But one thing that can’t be denied when it comes to health is your own mindset.
I’ve heard a lot of buzz about being thankful and grateful lately. Is the Universe trying to tell me something?!
As an example, I’ve just listened to Gabrielle Bernstein’s fantastic book “May Cause Miracles” during my daily walks (it’s even been a motivation for me to get out, “oh, I get to listen to more of Gabby!”), where love and gratitude are among the very key concepts. I’m not going to give the content away, but let’s just leave it at that she’s pretty clever, that Gabby Bernstein. That’s also where I got the title from, “make gratitude your attitude” really hit me right in the feels when I heard it in Gabby’s book. In 42 days she single handedly manages to change your (my) perspective on many things, such as relationships and money. This is some incredible work!
Add to this an article on Mind Body Green I stumbled upon yesterday, where Lissa Rankin talks about the scientific proof of that being thankful improves your health. Imagine if a key to the lock of the Healthier You was just the fact you’re not thankful?! (You can read that article here!) By the way, Lissa’s book, “Mind Over Medicine”, is next on my list of walking companions. Can’t wait!
So, what have I done to spread thankfulness in the world, and hopefully made gratitude someone’s attitude? I decided to pro-long Thanksgiving over on my Facebook page this week, by asking you to tell me what you were grateful or thankful for. And what amazing replies I got! Here are a few that really warm my heart:
“My wonderful husband!”
“I am grateful for my ability to stay grounded, centred and still when there is a storm raging around me. I am grateful to my Reiki master who opened my eyes to a different way of being. I am grateful for all the love, health and abundance in my life, and in the lives of those in my community.”
“I’m grateful for everyday that passes so that there is one less until I come home!”
“the sunshine and the crisp air.”
“I’m thankful for the technology that keeps me connected to friends and family far and wide. I am grateful for the business opportunities I receive, and most of all, today I am thankful for being alive!”
“My health. Friends, family and Christmas…”
“family, friends, health, wealth and sense of humour in the face of adversity”
This is so amazing! Thank you guys for contributing to me and others giving a thought of what they are thankful for in this moment.
I’d love, love, LOVE to continue this list, so please tell me in the comments below: what are you thankful for today?
What I’m thankful for today? You. Yes, that’s right, it’s you, my wonderful reader, for whom I do this! If in no other way, keep reading for a small token of appreciation. 🙂
As one last point, I’d like to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This truly marks the start of this years Holiday Season! If you’re feeling a little unsure of how your healthy eating will be affected by the Holiday season, and all the yummy food readily available, stop right now!
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It’s good to make gratitude a part of you. Practice it so it becomes a habit and it becomes you. If you are grateful, good things will always come your way.
Hey, thanks so much for your comment! You’re so right, I love that point of view. More good things needed in the world! 🙂 Hanna