The winner of this $100 Gift Card is Lee B. who commented: “Gratitude is graciously saying thank you for the support your neighbors are providing during this time, and paying it forward as you can. We are older and humbled by the overwhelming generosity.”
Congratulations Lee! Please send an email to email@example.com to claim your gift card.
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Last month’s giveaway focused on the Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything suggestion of celebrating small successes to build healthy habits. Reading the comments left is a well of inspiration.
This month let’s bring gratitude to the forefront of our minds. In troubling times it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed by negativity, fear and worry.
Fortunately turning our thoughts to what we have to be thankful for, focusing on the positive, seeking the silver lining, keeping the faith, is an effective ways to brighten the darkest moods with proven health benefits to boot.
Let’s give it a go, shall we?
Why Gratitude Matters
Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous.
The health benefits of expressing gratitude are many. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience:
- increased happiness and positive mood
- more satisfaction with life
- less materialistic
- less likely to experience burnout
- better physical health
- better sleep
- less fatigue
- lower levels of cellular inflammation
- greater resiliency
- encourages the development of patience, humility, and wisdom
April Gratitude Giveaway Details
At the end of April we will give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commenter.
To enter, just leave a comment below answering the following question:
“What are You Grateful for?”
Enter as many times as you like throughout the month, sharing all the people, places, things, and experiences you are thankful for.
One random winner will be selected and announced right here the morning of Friday, May 1st!
A Few of My Favorite Gratitude Quotes
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” ~ Aesop
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~ Doris Day
“So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” ~ Helen Keller
“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?” ~ Anne Frank
“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” ~ Confucius
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar
More on the Importance of Mindset for Weight Watchers
- A Year of Motivational Quotes
- Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Forgiving Yourself
- 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life
- The Power of Positive Thinking and Weight Loss Success
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