Did you know that gratitude is a foundation of healthiness? And did you know that when you’re healthier, you’re happier?

Gratitude is a key ingredient to good health – mind, body and spirit. Take some time today to appreciate all you have, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier you.

Here’s why:
1. When you take time to appreciate the things you normally take for granted, your attitude moves from a place of negativity to a more positive mind frame. Being thankful for small things paves the road for bigger and better things to come next.

2. Being grateful for yourself and learning to appreciate your strengths and talents is a gift that keeps on giving. When you are thankful for who you are, you’re much more likely to respect yourself and take better care of your body, mind and spirit. As your self -acceptance grows, others will notice. Your positive glow will inspire others to follow your lead.

3.  Being grateful for your friends and family, despite their faults, allows you to deepen your relationships with them. When you can accept others for who they are, you are more likely to be at peace with exposing your own vulnerabilities.

4. Being grateful makes you feel good. In many situations, you have the opportunity to chose gratitude over anger, jealousy, fear and insecurity. Next time one of these negative emotions tries to creep in, consider choosing gratitude instead.

Bottom Line:  We all have so much to be grateful for if we just take the time to look for it in our lives. Gratitude is a choice. Choose gratitude, health and happiness.

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