I hope my heart health tips for Heart Month are helpful to some of you. I am sharing things that I did to return to wellness. The tip for today is about the importance of gratitude. We all have probably experienced the power of gratitude in our lives, but it is important to remember it when you are not feeling well.
From Resilient Heart
“An Attitude of Gratitude”
“The natural state of the heart is joy and gratitude.
Since ancient times, philosophers and sages from every spiritual tradition have taught that cultivating gratitude is key to experiencing deeper levels of happiness, fulfillment, wellbeing and abundance.
One of the fastest ways to empower our body and move toward health and wellness is through an attitude of appreciation and gratitude. What you focus on and appreciate creates more of the same. By concentrating on how much you appreciate your body, no matter what state it is in, the more likely you are to activate miracles. Even when you are not feeling well there is so much about our body that is working and the more you appreciate that, the more you will feel better over all…
In my own healing journey being grateful would get me out of a funk and refocus me on what I wanted to create. If I paid attention to the little things that were happening, such as being able to walk to the end of the block, where before I could only go a few feet, I started to see the progress I was really making. The more I focused on progress, the more progress I made. When I started to worry about what wasn’t improving to what seemed to be getting worse, I went backwards. When I changed my focus to gratitude and sending love to my heart, the worry would subside. “
When you are sick, especially when you are in a life threatening situation, this is not easy to do. It was a daily practice for me. Some days I did better than other days. It was especially difficult during the months that I had PTSD. I believe this practice helped me move through and out of PTSD.