The annual holiday season is approaching us. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, despite all there is to do to prepare for family festive activities. Yet many people stress out during the holiday season because they focus on what they don’t have or negativities.
But it is much wiser to be thankful.
Have you pondered for a few minutes what you are most grateful for?
I am grateful for many things in my life. One very important thing is my health. Without it, I don’t know if I would enjoy much of anything, even my time with my family and my energy for helping others. Here I share several ways I’m grateful for my health.
I’m grateful for each breath because it’s a gift of life.
I’m grateful for the oxygen I inhale because it’s a feeder/supporter of life.
I’m grateful for the carbon dioxide I exhale because it takes with it anxiety, frustration, and negativity.
I’m grateful for each step I take and each move I make because they are signs of my physical vitality.
I’m grateful for my heart and immune functions because they fight off illnesses from cold or flu to heart disease and cancer.
I’m grateful for my normal aging because I gain more wisdom over the years.
I’m grateful for my laughter because the sound helps lighten stress and bring bliss
I’m also grateful for being able to feel pain because pain could be my body’s alarm about a health concern, as well as an experience shared with many who are suffering.
The list can go on and on…
In reality, feeling and expressing gratitude can foster your happiness and boost your health. So, let your heart and days be filled with the spirit of the season—joy, peace, love, giving, harmony, and gratitude.
Let us spread the spirit of the Holidays!