Thanksgiving is the one holiday each year where everyone tends to focus on being grateful. Gratitude is an incredible gift that we can give ourselves. Did you know that being grateful has many benefits? Gratitude increases spiritualism, self-esteeem, energy levels, boosts your health, and makes us up to twenty-five percent happier. If we accept that gratitude has so many benefits, it would be wonderful to be grateful year-round, not just on Thanksgiving.
I want to start the gratitude trend by thanking you for your time – the most precious of all things. For taking the time to read my blog, for supporting my art and sharing it with others. Each morning, when I awake, I thank God for five things in my life. This morning it was my health, my kind husband, my grandson, my children and for His presence in my life. There are times that I can't limit myself to five things – I get on a roll and I have to stop myself because I expect the Lord has other people to tend to as well. I hope you'll try this exercise and let me know if you feel happier after doing it.
So this Thanksgiving season, and hopefully every day thereafter, you will take the time to express gratitude for what you have, for in so doing, you will realize that you have so much and it will create a sense of happiness for being exactly where you are today.
What five things are you grateful for today? Please share. Let's start a gratitude trend.
Julie Crisan is a self-taught artist. She enjoys painting abstracts and folk art primarily using acrylic on canvas. Her art comes framed and ready to hang for your enjoyment. Her mission is to beautify the world one wall at a time and she hopes that by keeping her work affordable it will be within budget of anyone who enjoys collecting original paintings.