As we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, I encourage you to go the extra mile in expressing to those who work with you, have helped you one way or another, who serve you (grocery cashiers, postal service delivery personnel, etc…), who are meaningful in your life and love you, how grateful you are for them.
I also encourage you to allow yourself to receive thanks from others, without deflecting their gratitude. For instance, if this sounds like you: “oh, it was nothing, really”, when someone thanked you for something you did for them, then you need to start learning how to receive gratitude from others.
In his book, the Healing Powers of Water, Dr. Masaru Emoto, a visionary researcher from Japan, demonstrates that human thoughts and emotions can alter the molecular structure of water. For the first time, a modern scientist was able to provide physical evidence that the power of our thoughts can change the world within and around us.
Since the human body is made of at least 70% water, that we live on a planet covered by more water than landmass, and the plants around us and foods we consume also contain water, it is great to know that we have the power to change the structure of the medium we are made of by simply producing positive thought patterns, we can restore not only our own health but that of everyone around us, and even the planet itself, with our every thought.
Expressing gratitude and being able to receive it is part of our greater well-being. Many times, when we are used to giving and helping others, we forget to also be open to receiving. Allow yourself to receive the same way you give, and start experiencing the well-being benefits of gratitude, in each direction.
Starting now, be mindful and practice “Love and Gratitude” not just this month, but every day forward, and see yourself, the people around you and the world transform.
In Gratitude, Yours Truly.