Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Giving Thanks

Gratitude connects us to others and feeling gratitude allows us to be our
best selves--in good times and in hard times. When we are truly grateful, we
can count on living the life we want. Excerpted from Giving Thanks

Do you know that happiness, the sheer joy in being alive, is within your
reach? All you need is an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude creates happiness
because it makes us feel full, complete; it's the recognition that we have
all we need, at least in this moment.
Recent scientific research has begun to indicate that positive emotions,
such as gratitude and love, strengthen and
enhance the immune system, enabling the body to resist disease and recover
more quickly from illness, through the release of endorphins into the
bloodstream. Endorphins are the body's natural painkillers.

Among other effects, they stimulate dilation of the blood vessels, which leads to a
relaxed heart.What this means is that the more we experience a sense of
gratitude, we literally bathe ourselves in good hormones and feel happier
and more content with our lives. Like most great spiritual truths, gratitude
is stunningly simple. This is not to say it's necessarily easy to practice.

All kinds of distractions, and negative attitudes from our
upbringings may get in the way. But all you really have to do to receive
gratitude's gifts is make a commitment to be thankful on a daily basis, and
the world will be suddenly transformed into a beautiful wonderland in which
you are invited to play.

I am grateful for my health, my husband, my children, my amazing friends! Hugs!

I got the above from an email fwd...but I would like to add that whenever we do Reiki we have to have an attitude of gratitude and so I may safely add that if one would like to manifest miracles in ones life it is important to cultivate the habit of being thankful

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