The Power of Gratitude

I’m sitting at my favorite coffee shop The Coffee Shops at Ridgewood , I drink my coffee, look outside, and smile. I have so much to be thankful for.


Positive thoughts make us all feel good. Even the simple act of smiling or laughing when you need a little boost can work wonders.

Yet we are so negative and critical  with ourselves probably more than we realize. We complain constantly and always find something wrong with something. We say were grateful but are we really?



Pay attention to your words for 1 day and see if your more positive or negative in your words and thoughts….

You can always work on yourself -becoming more positive.

I find time every day to take a moment and practice gratitude.

Maybe things aren’t perfect in your life, but we have a lot to be grateful for, just look at that flower , or the sky and clouds, your children or grandchildren’s face puppy or kitten you.

Or if you’re in pain that cozy blanket or heating pad makes you feel better.

You woke up that’s something to be grateful for.

You could begin with one-sentence in a journal entry of something you’re thankful for each day, or you might take a moment before sleep to think of one good thing—no matter how small.

Wondering why this practice might make a difference in your day to day?

Here are a few reasons why.

It reduces anxiety and stress  : By  just slowing down and  looking for  the beauty in the world, you slow down the negative thoughts that can easily take over, especially when you’re in pain. Not only will you increase your positive feelings, but you now can reduce the negative ones .

Gratitude helps us slow down and enjoy the moment right now. When you take a moment to be grateful for that salad or peach, you’re more likely to pay attention to the way tastes. Taking a moment to savor the taste of a piece of fruit or dinner and to really take note of how delicious  it is and also realizing it is nourishing  your body.



We can so easily get lost in all negative thoughts and the end result  giving us more anxieties, we live and worry about far too many things a job, health ,the future, school  we have to stop that.  Joy comes when you allow joy in. I am not saying not to care about the above things, but stop thinking the worse and be grateful for the fact you have a job, you can go to school etc…



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