Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. — Lao Tsu
During the holidays when there is so much temptation to buy, buy, buy, it’s important to take a moment and think about what you are actually celebrating. The holiday season is a time for giving thanks, spending time with those you love and those who love you, and expressing gratitude.
When you are grateful for the good things in your life, you manifest more good things for which to be grateful. Grateful people are happier, healthier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and relationships. When you practice an “attitude of gratitude,” you may feel more in control over your environment and your stressors; have a greater, clearer sense of purpose; and discover a greater sense of self-acceptance. If you accept the idea that your thoughts have energy and create your reality, then an attitude of gratefulness and a sense of pleasure with your life will only help create more of the same.
A French proverb says “Gratitude is the heart’s memory.” Take a few minutes each day to write in a gratitude journal at least 5 things for which you are grateful. They can be as simple as a lovely sunset, a hot shower, a loved one’s smile, a pet, or a movie that makes you laugh. The important thing is to write them down. This simple action focuses a positive vibration on the item and makes it harder to notice what you don’t like. Increase the positivity in your life and start attracting more positive people and circumstances by cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It will change your life!