A study showed that people who daily reflected on five things they appreciated felt happier, had more energy, and slept better. People who worked on their gratitude even exercised more!
One way that I try to Cultivate gratitude is to be grateful for good health.
Good health is so easy to take for granted – I appreciate it only when some problem arises.
I found a good gratitude cue in my neighborhood. Because I live close to Lenox Hill Hospital, and because I spend a lot of time just a block away from it, visiting the Tasti-D-Lite store down the street, I often see people walking around the neighborhood wearing neon “Hospital Visitor” stickers.
Now I use the sight of those stickers as a prompt to appreciate the fact that I’m neither in a hospital nor have any reason to visit anyone in the hospital. For now.
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