Message from John
There are many feelings and emotions that may be described as defining being human.
However, one such feeling, emotion, state stands out as significant as that is ‘Gratefulness’.
Gratefulness is a response from the mind/heart of appreciative joy which is a statement of being present and caring in relation to what is being experienced. Whilst we have all heard and even used the term Gratefulness, to be grateful for something, to have gratitude, there is so much benefit that can be gained from experiencing Gratefulness.
Psychologically, Gratefulness engages positive and healthy thoughts, mental states and emotion.
Physiologically, Gratefulness reduces stress in our body and allows more healthy healing hormones to flow.
Behaviourally, Gratefulness creates a positive relationship both with things and others enhancing our own attractiveness.
Spiritually, Gratefulness calms the mind and opens the heart with a joyful appreciation that establishes a platform for insightful understanding and Wisdom.
Whilst Gratefulness can be a spontaneous response to experience, we can consciously develop it by being more MINDFUL and reflective of the worth that is part of our life and also of our future potential and possibilities.
Take some time to pause and ponder on people that have been helpful and supportive in your life. Think about things – education, health, home, work, family and friends, parents, partner and pets which all contribute in some way to our well-being. By thinking and remembering the feeling of appreciative joy – Gratefulness, will fill our mind/heart.
Make Gratefulness part of your daily meditation for health, happiness and well-being.
With Grateful Regards