Rousseau’s Sleeping Gypsy
Gratitude is very important when it comes to creating a better you. It is being thankful for little things along the way, acknowledging what good things are going on in your life, and counting your blessings. It is focusing on the positive. As we get closer to the holiday season, giving thanks is most important now for family and loved ones. To improve your life, you must give thanks because what you give thanks for will grow.
‘”Dr. Emmons – who has been studying gratitude for almost ten years [says that] one of the things [a study] shows is that practicing gratitude can increase happiness levels by around 25%. This is significant, among other things, because just as there’s a certain weight that feels natural to your body and which your body strives to maintain, your basic level of happiness is set at a predetermined point. If something bad happens to you during the day, your happiness can drop momentarily, but then it returns to its natural set-point. Likewise, if something positive happens to you, your level of happiness rises, and then it returns once again to your ‘happiness set-point’. A practice of gratitude raises your “happiness set-point” so you can remain at a higher level of happiness regardless of outside circumstances.'”
Life is something that will always have its ups and downs as long as you keep living. But who’s to say that your happiness levels also have to change with life? As you go through life tomorrow, try to find something you are grateful for. The more we are grateful for, the easier it is to spot things that are we should appreciate and this turns into a wild fire. Lets all practice being grateful for something instead of reacting to it.
Quoted Text from Marelisa Fabrega – http://www.thechangeblog.com/gratitude/
- The benefits of gratitude (therapypons.wordpress.com)