Healing with Gratitude –
Here in the Northeast spring has finally arrived after a long, long winter. People are starting to be able to get outside, open their windows, put away their winter coats and enjoy a few beautiful days here and there. Just being out in nature puts you in a healing vibration. There is a lot to be grateful for in that.
There is also a lot of kindness in the world. Most people welcome a friendly greeting and are happy to respond back in kind. I saw a great t-shirt the other day. It said ‘if you can be one thing today, be kind’. We can be grateful for all the people who understand the benefits of simple kindness.
If we all made gratitude lists, they would have vastly different things on them, and yet I’m sure there would be some common factors. If we have love, or people who care, or our basic physical needs met that should all be on the list.
Some people have a hard time making out that list. They may be so overcome by distressing things in their lives, that a gratitude list is the last thing they want to do. However, It may be that very list that can ease the distress a little bit. Sometimes the most important time for you to make a list like that is when you feel the least inspired to do so.
The very act of focusing on positive instead of negative, is healing all by itself. You might make a commitment with a friend, that every time you talk to one another, you share 3 things you are grateful for that day. Today I will share my 3 things with you. I am grateful I have a God that never leaves me, even if I have trouble feeling His presence at times. I am grateful that I have so many people in my life that are positive role models – and I am grateful that I know how much I still need to learn, and I am a willing student.
May you have a blessed day,