Gratitude is good for the soul and the body as well. Grateful people experience better health and improved relationships. Happiness, self-esteem, and resilience are boosted while aggression and depression are lowered. Why not take time out today on World Gratitude Day and give thanks?
My Grateful 4
1. Spring Break~Regular school holidays: My work as a school counsellor affords me two-week holidays between school terms (and six weeks at Christmastime). I don’t switch off–I just switch jobs. I hang up my counsellor hat and pull on my writer cap. Having time to devote my energy and full attention to my writing career is a blessing.
2. Sharing books: It feels good when a friend asks for a book recommendation. I’ve been combing my bookshelves looking for the perfect selections for my friend’s holiday read.
3. Togetherness and Spring sunshine: There’s nothing quite like the vast ocean to help put things in perspective, and when the weather and the company are lovely, it’s perfect. My husband and I shared a quiet Sunday ride in the car and a soak in the sun at the beach. Bliss.
4. Sharing my friends’ joy: I went to a baby shower and got to help build the bub’s library! My kind of parents! I picked out a few indispensable baby books, including Hairy MacLary (with adorable touch-n-feel pages), Where’s the Green Sheep, and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. I can’t wait to read to the little fella!
Image Credit: Yvonne & Sidney @ StoryArts by Jenny S.