A grateful heart is a healthy heart

When we experience life through the purifying filter of a grateful heart, we automatically attract more reasons, things, and situations for which to be thankful. The world seems so alive more than we could have ever imagined.

A grateful heart is a happy heart that keeps us present and content in the present moment. When we are grateful, the so-called “challenges of life” fade away as we focus on the joy accompanying our thoughts of gratefulness for whatever comes our way. Amid a grateful heart, we find the peace that passes our human understanding. Even as life’s storms roar about us, we feel peaceful and can be safe harbors for our fellow man who has not yet found peace. This beautiful attitude of gratitude can only come from a heart and a mind rejoicing in gratefulness.

If we awaken to be grateful, any fear or judgments that block us from appreciating ourselves and others are destroyed. We can express our gratitude throughout the day. As we do so, a feeling of contentment and peace comes over us—even when unexpected events occur.

We can set our life’s course with grace and ease as we follow the gratitude star. Because our intentions are focused on being grateful, we begin to think less about ourselves—and more about what is happening within and around us. As a result, everything we encounter becomes more beautiful and significant, holding deeper meaning than in our pre-gratitude lives.

As we practice gratitude, the ego begins to lose power over us. We no longer feel compelled to judge others or ourselves. Instead of seeing life through a lens that focuses on separation and lack, we see it as one great web of interconnection and abundance. Gratitude opens our hearts, minds, and spirits to all that is good in our lives—and in others’ lives too.

As we now see and experience everything through the purifying filter of a grateful heart, we automatically attract more reasons, things, and situations for which to be thankful. The world seems so alive more than we could have ever imagined. Sometimes it is hard to tell if our joy and happiness come from this earthly plain or a celestial dimension. The world bathed in the loving light of gratitude seems ethereal, more stable, trustworthy, and more solid than ever. We reflect on the actuality of this state, and we know that we are one with each other and with the spirit, and all is exactly as it should be.

Without Gratitude There Is No Lasting Health

When we start being grateful for the things we have, it’s hard to believe the positive difference in our lives.

An Attitude of Gratitude Serves as the Foundation of all Healing

I want to share this truth about gratitude with you because it can help you lead a more vibrant and healthy life. I start my clients off on the pathway of appreciation because I know that if they don’t have an attitude of gratitude, there is usually no lasting health.

While short-term changes in eating habits or physical health and appearance can be seen when clients follow our protocols, long-term health problems can sometimes remain. Hauntingly, many people do not achieve lasting health and vitality if they cannot learn to be thankful.

For many of my clients, developing an attitude of gratitude is a long and challenging process. They’ve spent most of their lives in emotional turmoil—and haven’t learned how to rest peacefully within themselves when things are going well.

When they start being grateful for the things they have, it’s hard to believe that this will make much of a difference in their lives. But once they start, many people are amazed at how quickly their outlook and health improve. I’ve seen it happen repeatedly—and I’m always delighted when it does! This is because gratitude is one of the most potent forces in the universe—unlike any other form of energy.

We are patient and loving, knowing that it can take time for our clients to embrace a life of gratitude and holistic health. So we gently guide them in recognizing—even for us, it’s the little changes we see! Once they start counting their blessings, it’s only a matter of time before good things start happening in their lives.

Seeing our clients find joy and gratitude in their lives is uplifting—and this positive change impacts their health and every aspect of their existence. They start eating better, sleeping more soundly, exercising regularly, and improving their health. All I can say is: Thank you!

Recent scientific studies

According to research by the Institute of HeartMath, gratitude “improves the heart’s rhythmic functioning, which helps us to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure, and heal physically.” It’s physiologically impossible to be stressed and simultaneously have a heart of gratitude.

Great Reasons to Live in Gratitude

 “Amid a grateful heart, we find the peace that passes our human understanding.”

Dr. Lisa Aspinwall, professor of psychology at the University of Utah, “has determined that grateful people may be more likely to:

  • Take better care of themselves physically and mentally
  • Engage in more protective health behaviors and maintenance
  • Get more regular exercise
  • Eat a healthier diet
  • Have improved mental alertness
  • Schedule regular physical examinations with their doctor
  • Cope better with stress and daily challenges
  • Feel happier and more optimistic
  • Avoid problematic physical symptoms
  • Have stronger immune systems
  • Maintain a brighter view of the future

Being grateful keeps us from focusing too much on the past or speculating too much about the future. Being grateful helps us appreciate and be happy with what we have. It can help us see life’s bright side even when things are not going well. It can also help us realize that we don’t always have to have more, but sometimes less is more! Our life is a journey, and we all have ups and downs. But being grateful can help us to be more positive, less stressed out, healthier, and happier overall.

The Healing Power of Gratitude

“A grateful attitude and a passion for life will cause good things to come to you.” “Even on my worst day when nothing is going right, I am still blessed and have absolutely nothing to complain about.” “Be happy to be alive.”

Gratitude, It’s The State Of Mind And A Guiding Star

I can’t speak for everyone, but I sure am glad, I finally live most of my life in a place of gratitude. I am not bragging, I’m just claiming and acknowledging the blessings that an attitude of gratitude brings to me. I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult at times. But if you’re someone who is seeking a happier and more fulfilling life, then I encourage you to give gratitude a try.

Although my state of mind and spirit are not always perfect, when I begin to lose sight of gratitude—my guiding star in life—I quickly realign myself. I have learned that when I am grateful, my life is better. When I am not, it’s worse. And so I strive to maintain a mindset of gratitude as often as possible—even when things aren’t going the way I want them to go or when life throws me curveballs (which it does quite often).

Living my life with my first intention of being grateful for everything helps me to be more physically, psychology relationally, and spiritually healthy.

Having an attitude of gratitude, means we live life at a higher vibration, making it easier for us, as well as those around us, to experience the joy of healthy living at a higher level. Practicing an attitude of gratitude instills in us increased levels of peace of mind, happiness, vibrant health, and deeper, more satisfying personal relationships.

Gratitude is the one thing that cost us nothing to give, yet it attracts outrageous levels of abundance in every area of our lives. It’s not just a nice thing to do, it’s the law of attraction in action. When we appreciate and acknowledge what we have, our lives become easier and more enjoyable. We attract health and more good into our lives, instead of feeling pain and sick feeling when focusing on what is missing or wrong with them. Gratitude helps us feel happier, healthier, and more positive about ourselves, as well as others around us.

An attitude of gratitude seems to have an almost magical healing effect, as it clears karma or past wrongs while touching every part of our being, making every aspect of our life better. So, if you want to be in the best physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual shape, maybe it’s time to put your intentions on having an attitude of gratitude.