Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Gratitude Experiment

Every now and again I catch myself dwelling on the things that suck in my life.
I've even considered turning my little blog into a venting space for my irritations, sadness & anger. I mean, life is multi-faceted, why should I keep myself from having my own little pity party just to keep up the good cheer?

The thing is, this blog has always been my happy place, even in harder times, and today I decided it would be such a shame to infect it with negativity. 

I will appreciate my moments of gloom for what they are, but not give them more importance than what they deserve either.

In the honour of Thanksgiving, I will learn to be grateful for the disturbances in my happiness level,
because aren't those exactly what makes us realise how extremely lucky we are to be living this thing we call life? 

According to this article, cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behaviour toward others, including romantic partners.

If that isn't something worth the effort I don't know what is!

1 comment:

Ivy said...

jaaaa! gratitude and happiness are essentially the same thing. gratitude is appreciation, gratitude of all is appreciation of life, the all-encompassing power. appreciation is Love and establishes a true connection, thus gratitude brings forth Life, which is fundamentally peaceful, and is Happiness itself..!

gratitude for the so-called negativity in your life is also a must. following the simple law of duality, the deeper the dark, the brighter the light. Life is simply testing your strength of overcoming and its reward is grand in bliss, rest assured!
never forget that negative circumstances only exist 'negatively' as an illusion........

much love to you beautiful