Do you ever worry about what people think of you? Do you blame or criticize others? Do you engage in negative self-talk? If so, you are not alone. And, according to my friend and colleague Gay Hendricks, you may have what he calls an “upper limit problem.” In his wonderful book, The Big Leap, Gay talks […]
I remember hearing someone say we should celebrate love every day, not just once a year on Valentine’s Day. I feel the same way about gratitude. Although it’s great that, in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November is dedicated to giving thanks, I encourage you to show and feel appreciation every day of the year.
Counting your blessings is a time-honored way to flourish. It’s been part of almost every culture and spiritual practice, going back millennia. And, science shows what the ancients knew intuitively – that grateful people are likely to be much happier and healthier than their pessimistic counterparts. For example, expressing gratitude enhances your energy levels and reduces stress.