Have you ever felt the uplifting force of gratitude? Sincere appreciation for little, everyday experiences positively transform your mood and demeanor. It dismantles toxic emotions. It overpowers feelings of doubt and despair. Gratitude can shift the energy to enhance your life.
Let the peace of Christ
[the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him]
be the controlling factor in your hearts
[deciding and settling questions that arise].
To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers].
And be thankful [to God always].
– Colossians 3:15 (Amplified Bible Version)
According to MindValley Academy, “Every study done on the subject of gratitude research has indisputable evidence that gratitude benefits our bodies, minds and souls.” You may have experienced a feeling of joy or peace while reflecting on the simple things for which you are grateful. Regardless of your circumstance, gratitude ushers in a positive power to change your life.
Of the many benefits, I would like to share a few that are personal to me.
gives you mental strength to overcome obstacles
guards against depression
squashes fear and anxiety
improves sleep and overall well-being
enhances your recovery time after physical and emotional trauma
guides your focus on a positive future and ushers in hope
completely changes your perspective on a situation
connects you to your Heavenly Father more intimately
reminds you of how much you are loved
is the prelude to peace and joy
Today is the perfect day to practice gratitude and experience its transformative power in your life!