A great big thank you to an inspiring blogger colleague of ours here on WordPress: Maylynno. Over the years I have come to trust her feedback and deeply appreciate how she lovingly manages to challenges me to think deeper. She graciously and eloquently shared her answer to my question as follows... "I really appreciate the … Continue reading Day 16 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Um, what next? Reciprocation and/or Paying Forward? The answer, according to this article published by The Community Roundtable is community. If the event that stimulates gratitude is either external or internal, we can show our gratitude by giving something back or sharing the joy forward. Both of these nurture community. Well, at least with those … Continue reading Day 15 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
While cooking up a storm with my lovely wife yesterday, we were listening to Abraham Hicks on Youtube... the topic was FEAR. How it was a good sign that we were out of alignment with our true selves. That resonated so true that feelings of relief and joy came over me. Then Abraham said daydreaming … Continue reading Day 14 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Thank you to all my followers and readers; to those who are inspired to leave comments and those who use what they see and read in their own personal ways; to those who inspire me with their writings and those who push me to think harder about this world we all share. Thank you. Today, … Continue reading Day 13 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Am I allowed to feel ungrateful? I asked myself this question and surprised myself with the answer. The answer is "YES". The funny thing is that once I acknowledged this, I started feeling grateful for the answer. I was feeling a little small, insignificant, and ungrateful that more people weren't answering my call to action … Continue reading Day 12 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Thank you to Eliza for sharing what being grateful means to her: "Appreciation. Love. Light. That is what my gratitude challenge is for.Love, light and glitter" The concept of LOVE comes up a lot in the quest for happiness and gratitude. I believe it is more of a feeling than concept. Warm, chills, calm, excitement, … Continue reading Day 11 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
A cozy and deep night sleep; waking up with the sun shinning through the window; a kiss and 'Happy Birthday from my beautiful wife; some birthday wishes from friends and family; and a loving phone call from my amazing daughter... I feel warm and fuzzy inside. I feel strong and able to conquer the day... … Continue reading Day 10 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
I wish you all health and wellness. I wish you all peace and happiness. I wish you all exploration, discovery, play, and creativity. If you will allow me to make a birthday wish for me... I wish that everyone finds, or creates a positive message; something that tells a story of good news, of courage, … Continue reading Today Is My Birthday & This Is My Wish For You
"In one study, more grateful participants reported fewer health problems (such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory infections, and sleep disturbances); in another, they reported fewer physical symptoms (including headaches, dizziness, stomachaches, and runny noses)." (Mar 5, 2018) -- Taken from the Greater Good at Berkley article: Is Gratitude Good for Your Health? Well, I don't know about you, but … Continue reading Day 9 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
"In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships." Taken from the Harvard Health Publishing article: Giving thanks can make you happier Read the article. It's brief and to the point. Gratitude increases our happiness. It feels … Continue reading Day 8 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?