Gratitude; the most nourishing attitude. 5.21.12

by Aaron K.

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Gratitude; the most nourishing attitude. 5.21.12

"…Dr. Hans Selye, who was the true pioneer in discovering the impact of emotions on health, at the end of his life concluded from all his years of research, that a heart of gratitude is the single most nourishing attitude for a person’s good health and well-being." (excerpt from Simmons; The True Measure of a Man)

Humble people are grateful people, for humility is the soil in which gratitude grows. The act of saying thank you or being grateful, is theological at its core, being a humble catalyst for a joyful heart. A humble person sees all that they are and all that they have as a gift from God and a result of other people contributing to their life. There is no room for pride…an attitude of ‘I did this’ or ‘I accomplished that.’ Saying thank you to God and others, reinforces the very reality that God is the Great Giver and we are the undeserving receivers. Action. My sons, choose daily to be joyful and grateful always in life. In as many details of the day you can-physically say thank you to God and others. Proactively cultivate gratitude each and everyday. You’ll see quickly why the doctor above sees gratitude as most impact-full on one’s attitude…for it is primarily, first above all a proper God centered state of mind…not self-centered. Remember, blessed is the man who pursues authentic humility and gratitude for his life will be full of great joy.