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11/24/20

Create Joy With Gratitude

 

Gratitude is just one practice that grounds and inspires me, and acts like a doorway to today's creative possibilities. It's also the best way I know to create an inner, open, joyful space and feel energized to say "Yes!" and meet whatever arrives on today's path. As I prepare to celebrate this Thanksgiving at home with just my husband this year, I'm grateful for health, family, friends, abundance, creativity, choices, strengths, confidence, love, joy, compassion, life... the list goes on... I'm thankful to feel grateful in this moment. 

Like John Tierney reported in this New York Times articlepsychologists have shown that "cultivating an "attitude of gratitude" has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life, and kinder behavior toward others." All worthwhile things to focus on creating within ourselves!

When we feel our grateful hearts and enjoy our blessings, we become happier. Grateful, happy people can help create a happier world. In my yoga classes, I often offer a gratitude meditation, inviting students to visualize someone they're thankful for, and to then feel themselves radiating gratitude from their heart towards this person. Maybe try that now for a few moments, and feel it deeply. Starting with a thankful heart, see how well you create this day. 

Wishing you a terrific Thanksgiving  and well-being for you, your family, and our world.

 

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