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Grateful: The Gratitude Attitude

 

Upon thinking about gratitude, attitude came to mind; gratitude is an attitude of appreciation, knowing the worth of another. Gratitude is a positive feeling of indebtedness to another. It is a form of love, loyalty, and giving back; like an I.O.U. Your heart feels a warmth and longing to be of service to whomever or whatever you feel gratitude.

Gratitude is related to being thankful, grateful and appreciative. It is an uplifting emotion where you feel worthy and valued; and, you usually have a feeling of joy where you want to pay a favor in return directly or indirectly for the person you feel gratitude. An attitude of gratitude brings positiveness and higher energy. It is a glow in the heart, a warmth from within that makes one grin.

Dr. Seuss quoted: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” How true is that?! Are you great-full (grateful) in being you?

Today, I am grateful to be ME, because as you can see, it is ME that can set my CREATIVE heart and soul FREE! (Angi quote). I am grateful that I can rhyme from time to time. It is an instrument in writing that can be fun to use if used sparingly with reason.

Another great quote to consider was stated by Denis Waitley: “I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man with no feet.”

This quote really makes one pause and consider everything for which to be grateful. Today, I discovered I had an abscessed tooth. It had to be extracted. I chose to be grateful that it was only one tooth and not something worse. Yes, my mouth is sore and a little swollen; however, I am deeply grateful for: my overall good  health, my wonderful dentist, my husband and family (including Sasha, my fur-baby), God and the Universe. The gratitude in my heart I extend to all those who have touched my life and molded me into who I am today, including the bullies and heart-breakers; and most importantly for having Jesus Christ in my life…the example He has led as God in Body…God the Experience…God the Flesh…God the Human Example. He showed us the path and the way to be. 

I have the gratitude attitude for music, creativity, life, transformations, lessons, love, friendship, fellowship, family, education, color, sight, all my senses, my gender, my femininity, my masculinity, my whole being, my outlook and perspective, my vision, my attitude and openness…for everything. Everything is a blessing that deserves to appreciated! Have “Gratitude Attitude”. You will see the positive ways it will change your life.

 

Imagination and Well-Being

Did you know that the imagination can be used to bring people into well-being? It is true! The procedure is simple. All people need to do is to tap into recent positive memories and re-experience them in their imaginations.

Studies have shown that by reliving your positive memories in your imagination, your body will experience all the benefits from it; however, to reap the greatest benefit from the experience, you need to use every aspect of your memory. You not only need to visualize the positive experience but also every sensation from the past positive experience.

What did you feel, hear, smell, taste and touch during that experience? If possible, evoke these positive memories using images and music. It can enhance the experience for you. Meditate or simply close your eyes as you breathe deeply and imagine being in that place where you experienced happiness, love, joy, fun and bliss. This will in turn lower your heart rate and blood pressure; furthermore, you will begin to feel the joy you experienced before.

This is similar to counting your blessings and having an attitude of gratitude, both of which are also great for your overall well-being and spirituality. When you put this practice of using your imagination to relive positive memories into your daily routine, you will see how it will positively affect you over a period of time. Consider writing about this in a journal/blog or drawing about it in your art journal to capture this practice. Imagination and well-being can go hand-in-hand; and, it can become a part of your daily self-care routine. Enjoy.

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