Taken from the Stanwood-Camano News 2.15.2011
"Health is not always about just the body. Your mental health is just a important to have a well balanced life. Counting my many blessings daily has helped me maintain a healthy mental attitude. It is a proven fact that showing gratitude can help life your spirits, give you strength, and bring you peace.
Bob Proctor put it this way, "Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson"
One way to show your gratitude is to give back. If you want something new in your life you usually have to give something to get it. For example, if you want to improve your health you may have to give up your daily Ding Dong addiction. If you want to de clutter your house you will probably have to give away some of that clutter. If you want to gain a healthy relationship you might have to give up a relationship that is not so good for you.
Another way to show gratitude is by expressing it verbally or in writing to whom ever needs to hear it. Try telling your children how grateful you are for them. Or tell your mother the same thing-watch how their countenance changes and how much better your relationship becomes."
Make it a way of life.