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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Studies show that this one thing can make you 25% happier.

It makes you immune to anger, disappointment and frustration.

It's even been shown to heal pain and illness in your body.

That one thing is GRATITUDE - and amazing things happen
when you integrate it into your daily life..

Here's a fun exercise to try:

1. At least once a day, site down in a quiet comfortable place, breathe in deeply and imagine your heart filling up with gratitude. Radiate that energy and light from within
feeling blissful and deeply thankful.

2. Think about five specific things to be grateful for on this day. This can be something
simple like "that pasta I had for lunch was delicious", up to something really important
like "I'm blessed to have a loving partner and family".

3. Think about the people behind the situations you were grateful for
and express thanks to each of them.

4. Remind yourself that whatever you focus on, expands. When you focus on
gratitude and positivity, you will get more of that in return.
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  • SUNNY238
    Love these! This is a little different than my daily happiness routine, but I think I may adapt mine to include some of these a little differently! Thanks for sharing!

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    2584 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder Carol. With the past few days I forget to be thankful for what I do have and the days were awful. I wasn't grateful for what I did have. I hope my lesson has been learned.
    2585 days ago
    Thanks CarolJean!
    I do try to remember things to be grateful for each day and give thanks.

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    2585 days ago
    Gratitude has been the theme of this last year for me. Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with this feeling. Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, gratitude is right there, the first and strongest thing I feel. Mostly, I am grateful to be simply alive. Then to be cognizant, to be able to use my body, to dream, to have curiosity ... these were all things that at one time I thought and was told would never return to me. This feeling has been so pronounced for me that I think about it often. Thank you for sharing this and enabling me to write you about my experience with gratitude at 6:30 am this Saturday morning.
    2585 days ago
    THANKS for Sharing!
    2585 days ago
    2586 days ago
    Great blog - truly food for thought.
    2586 days ago
  • no profile photo FRIENDOFBACH
    Great post!
    2586 days ago
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