Express thanks, recognition or gratitude contributes directly to everyone’s well-being, as much for the one who expresses it as for the one who receives it.
We can be grateful for many things or people. For example, for having had an experience that leads us to walk towards ourselves, for a person whom we have crossed on our way, and which invites us to grow. We can be grateful for a person who has helped or supported us. Even for the things that we consider the most “testing”, we can have gratitude, because these elevate us, insofar as we deposit in them fully our consciousness, and having a look, not as something difficult, but on the contrary, like a lesson that life offers us and invites us to integrate.
We can also have gratitude for simple things, like saying thank you when you get up in the morning, for sun that is there, for the food that we are lucky to have every day, while others in some countries cannot eat enough, or to be grateful to all those who have contributed to what we have something on our plate.
For example, even for a bowl of rice, we can thank those who sowed it, those who reaped it, those who put it in packages, those who transported it, those and those who made the machines, those who cooked this rice, thank the sun, the water, the Earth for having made it grow. In the end, these are hundreds of people who are thanked in this bowl of rice.
It is the same for a book that you have in your hands: thank its author who shares with you a piece of his life, which teaches you, thank the printer, the publishing house which made the choice to publish this book, and all the people who have been involved in the materialization of the book so that it reaches your hands. No matter whether it is a “small” or “big” gratitude, the important thing is to have this gratitude for Life, and what it offers.
And especially when we go through a test, it is in these moments that we can try to still have more gratitude, because it is in these very moments that gratitude allows us to transform many situations.
Rather than being in the negativity, and to complain, of what we don’t have, we can have gratitude on what we already have, even if it is little.
Also, being grateful every day for certain things you are grateful for has a measurable effect on health. Thanks and gratitude also have significant benefits on sleep, stress, self-esteem, the quality of interpersonal relationships, general well-being and even on certain diseases and depressions. This is even proven by many scientific, spiritual and therapist researchers, who even believe that writing or verbalizing our gratitude could be one of the most effective psychotherapy interventions, positive thoughts or intentions in this era of change. People who have the impetus to have gratitude do it more and more often and generally, they take a liking to it because it makes them happy and more serene.
In the end, once again, let’s have some gratitude for Life, quite simply.
In turn, we thank you sincerely for having taken the time to read us, and for trusting us to what we share with you through the books and writings that we propose.
If you wish, and if you have momentum, you can express yourself at the bottom of this page. It will benefit and be also beneficial to all those who will read you because with your words, you have a direct impact on the whole of life, on the Whole of which we humbly part.
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