Beautiful May – Gratitude Benefits

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Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. -John Henry Jowett


'Letting Go' Instagram Post by Johanna and Andrea.

Beautiful May

Gratitude


May is a beautiful month to notice. Spring has almost ended, and all the plants are in bloom.

There is so much to be grateful as the end of spring arrives. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’—

Did you celebrate anything special this May?


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BODY

Increase energy & vitality
Boost immune system
Improve physical wellness

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MIND

Achieve focus & clarity
Relieve stress & anxiety
Improve long- & short-term memory

I can count a few celebrations, from birthdays of kindred spirits, to also a global acknowledgement for World Falun Dafa Day!

In spirit of this blog post's theme, I would like to give this ancient spiritual meditation practice an acknowledgement of gratitude.

Gratitude for the wellbeing it has brought to my life and those of others, and more, including understanding the benefits of letting go in your spirit about things you cannot control, etc.

Feel free to check out a short sharing on 'Letting Go' via an Instagram post, from a fellow Austrian Falun Dafa cultivator, who resides currently in California with her husband.

You can also register online for free here, to learn the meditation practice.

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SPIRIT

Acquire inner peace & tranquility
Promote positive energy
Harmonize spiritual wellness

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9 Benefits of Gratitude

From PositivePsychology.com

1. Enhanced Well-being

2. Deeper Relationships

3. Improved Optimism

4. Increased Happiness

5. Stronger Self-Control

6. Better Physical and Mental Health

7. An Overall a Better Life

8. Stronger Athleticism

9. Stronger Neurologically-Based Morality


Some synonyms of Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

From PositivePsychology.com

  • acknowledgment
  • appreciativeness
  • grace
  • gracefulness
  • gratefulness
  • praise
  • recognition
  • requital
  • responsiveness
  • thankfulness

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Hygge


In closing, have you heard of hygge?

Hygge is a nordic word that encompasses a cultivated coziness, which includes the practice of gratitude.

It makes sense, gratitude is a win-win for those who practice it and those who are on the receiving end of it.

And when we focus on being grateful, it always increases our wellbeing.

You can practice gratitude through expressing it through words of affirmation or gift giving or even writing in your journal, for example.

Hope this blog post has inspired you to reflect on what you are grateful for, including in this beautiful month of May!

As the Virtueberry blog continues, it may very well start a blog section on cultivating gratitude, including cultural awareness of this virtue. What do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your spring time! ๐Ÿ’—

8 Responses

  1. Danusha
    | Reply

    Thank you Sarah, for reminding me of GRATITUDE.
    It is essential, to say thank you from your heart every day for the experience of just being alive.
    I am grateful you are in my life.

    Danusha

    • Sarah
      | Reply

      Thank you. It is true, especially for times like these! ๐Ÿ’•

  2. Brad-Lee Van Den Bussche
    | Reply

    Thank you for sharing this heart-felt sacred gift of โ€œgratitudeโ€; a sacred gift given to man, so that he may one day come to appreciate and acknowledge it by embracing it in his heart, mind and soul; thus sharing it with those around him so that together he and his people together shall genuinely thrive.

    • Sarah
      | Reply

      ๐Ÿ™

  3. M Trey
    | Reply

    Gratitude is a beautiful theme for May! It’s a great reminder … that the answer to many of our problems in life lies in being grateful and appreciative of others, things, and situations in our life. Yes, let’s count our blessings!

    • Sarah
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      ๐Ÿ™

  4. Ariel Yve
    | Reply

    So awesome! Gratitude is everything.

    • Sarah
      | Reply

      ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

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