The Power of Gratitude

Behavioral Health - The Power of Gratitude

We focus on the Thanksgiving season as a time to be with family. To get together with those we love and spend time catching up, sharing old memories, and creating new ones. The biggest part of the holiday season as we kick off with Thanksgiving is our sense of being grateful. If you follow much on social media these days, gratitude seems to be a buzz word. When it comes to our health, our mindset will determine more than just about anything else when it comes to how healthy our body is. The reason is simply because when you are thankful, and grateful, then it is impossible to be angry, discouraged, or sad. Research tells us that when we are grateful, that every cell in our body is functioning at a higher level. So what does it take to be grateful? It takes you making a decision to be grateful. So the question really is… 

Are you grateful? No I mean really grateful for what you have been given? 

Are you grateful for your health? Or are you consumed with how you look or the 5 extra pounds that you need to lose? Really? Be grateful. 

Are you grateful for the people in your life? Or are you focused on how they are not meeting your expectations? One day there will be a Thanksgiving without that person…Be grateful. 

Are you grateful for the money, job, pension, retirement, home, etc that you have? Or are you watching TV and social media coveting what everyone else has? …Be grateful. 

Are you grateful for the years of life that you have been given? Or are you looking at older people wanting to hurry up, or looking at younger people wishing you had your days back? Enjoy where you are and be grateful. 
Giving thanks is a personal decision that we all make every single day of our lives. Thankfulness is an attitude and will set you up for having an amazingly healthy life. If you look at any statistic, you will find that those who are grateful, thankful, and mindful of what they have been given, lead the healthiest, most fulfilling lives. 

Will that be you? 

Make the decision. You choose…

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