” The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. And gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved only for momentous occasions: Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a promotion at work, but you can also be thankful for something as simple as a delicious piece of pie. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.”
After reading the above in a post at Happify Daily, I had to share. (Pop over and visit them for the full article). It’s sometimes the little reminders along the way that can help make a huge difference to your day.
Today I am grateful for: (first 6 things that came to mind)
- my family (every one of them)
- waking up laughing with my husband
- the school holidays (love having the kids at home)
I find writing, playing with fiction especially, and sharing my thoughts (and those of my fave bloggers) to be a great escape from the busyness of life.
Having said that, the main focus at calliemm.com is to share awareness of the rare/uncommon cancer my husband Brendan has…