Woo Whoo! Thirty days of gratitude so far. Seventy to go. I feel great!
Did you know that there is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests gratitude increases ones level of well-being? Wikipedia states that, “grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships.”
I for one, believe it. I have experienced the evidence first hand. The practice of gratitude has without a doubt increased my level of well-being. I do feel less stress, less depressed and happier. My outward circumstances haven’t changed, but I’ve changed on the inside and that was my goal. I have peace most of the time and when I don’t it’s because I slipped out of feeling grateful.
Mahatma Gandhi said, ” Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
I have lived a long time thinking thoughts that start with, “I’ll be happy when….I’ll have peace when….”
I am grateful that I don’t want to live like that any longer. I much prefer to think the thoughts, “I have peace now. I am happy now.”
Would you like to have peace and happiness now?