Why We Should Be Thankful Every Day!
As the holidays approach, thankfulness and gratitude are easier for most of us since we hear how thankful we should be. Being thankful and having gratitude is more than receiving or giving gifts, saying Thank You to someone, or giving compliments. Being thankful and having gratitude goes so much deeper than that. It is a true awareness and an acceptance of the world, accepting people for their goodness and their shortcomings, accepting change and how the world changes. Most of all, being thankful for belonging and being in the world.
It doesn’t always come naturally with our busy lives and the many stresses we all have so we might have to work very hard at being thankful by practicing and training our hearts and minds. Through the worst times in our lives, when we think we cannot see any positive outcome or light at the end of the tunnel – that is when we need to be thankful and have gratitude. As difficult as that might seem, gratitude and being thankful can bring sunshine back into our lives.
Why Should You Be Thankful And Have Gratitude?
- It strengthens our immune systems
- Science says grateful people have better health
- We feel less lonely
- Grateful people have happier relationships
- They have better heart health
- Less inflammation and healthier heart rhythm
- Decreasing cortisol levels and perhaps increasing oxytocin, the bonding hormone involved in relationships that make us feel so good
We all have things to be grateful for and thankful
Sometimes we get caught up in our busy lifestyles, and we don’t take the time to practice gratitude or be thankful. We forget about the many blessings we have and the good in our world. It is so easy to take things for granted without even realizing how blessed our lives are in a world where so many people suffer every day through the pain of war, hunger, and disease and do not have proper clothing to wear or a home to live in!
Let your heart be filled with gratitude and love so we can pass it on to others and start healing our world. Whether it is the holidays or any day of the year, take the time to practice gratitude and appreciation for all our many blessings and gifts. We should cherish every day that we are alive and loved.
At AC Dave Heating & Air, we want our customers and customers who are our friends to know how grateful we are for your loyalty and support over the past 16 years. Should you need HVAC service, please call 661 270-1961 to schedule a visit from one of our technicians. Happy Thanksgiving from the AC Dave & Heating & Air family.