I am so thankful for my life, all the people I have the privilege of helping and my good health. It was quite humbling when I took a moment and saw all the blessings that I’ve received. Sure, I had to work hard, but I also know how truly blessed I’ve been for that hard work. I try to take a moment every day to be thankful, but especially this time of year. It’s a reminder to take a look around and see just how fortunate life is. Just like each one of you, I’ve had my ups and downs, but in the end, I have so many blessings that the negatives seem so small by comparison.
Counting my blessings is inspirational and has always driven me toward doing better.
There are so many extra things you can do to help you achieve more and stay healthy than just eating healthy and exercising. While it’s really hard to stay angry if you’re exercising to your maximum potential, if you do, you’ll may be affecting your overall fitness. Laughing, loving and having a positive mental attitude is important and can help your overall health. Laughter also lowers your body’s cortisol level, boost the immune system by increasing antioxidant and antibody production and actually helps overall health for many different conditions. I feel bless at so much in my life I enjoy and good friends to share laughter.
Practicing random acts of kindness makes you and the world better.
An open heart and giving disposition not only helps the world be a better place, it helps you and your health. Pay it forward. There are so many wonderful stories about small, almost insignificant kindnesses that have made a huge difference in someone’s life. Both the person perpetrating the act and receiving it benefited. It’s obvious how the person receiving it benefited, but not as much about the one offering. The person who practiced the act received a good feeling that helped make them happier too. Studies show it helps them be healthier in the process. Each random act helps counteract all the negativity in the world today.
Positive emotions help improve health, the chances of success and your overall life.
One thing you’ll often hear me preach is that exercise helps you feel better and can aid in eliminating depression. It’s true. You can also achieve that mentally and when you combine the two forces it’s powerful. Tying a positive attitude to a healthy lifestyle will not only help you live longer and more successfully, but also make every day worthwhile.
The next time you dread working out, stop and think how lucky you are that you have the physical ability to workout. Not everyone does.
Each time you take a bite of healthy food, know how lucky you are that you have it available.
Take time, not just during the holidays but all year around, to be thankful for all that you have. Even small things can seem like a miracle when you realize just how significant they are.
Laugh, love and enjoy the world and people around you. Each person is unique and precious. Appreciate them.