Gratitude

Are you a glass half-empty or half-full sort of person? Your attitude has an impact on your mental as well as physical health. Some of the proven benefits of thinking positively include:

  • better quality of life
  • higher energy levels
  • better psychological and physical health
  • faster recovery from injury or illness
  • fewer colds 
  • lower rates of depression
  • better stress management and coping skills
  • longer life span

Being positive won’t magically make your problems disappear. It will help make them manageable and help you approach hardships with a better frame of mind.

Positive thinking requires effort and there are many ways to train your brain to think positively. A few techniques like positive self-talk and putting a positive interpretation definitely help. Here is another important aspect that comes to mind today which help me

Gratitude

Being grateful and thankful has tremendous benefits on our life quality, not only to others but also ourselves, the circumstances we are placed in and our experiences (better and worse).

An attitude of gratitude is the best beatitude

I use the five finger prayer method as a nice way to remember all I need to be grateful fo. Below is a nice illustration of this method

And here is one of my favourite hymns – Thank you Lord by Don Moen

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