What Are You Grateful For?by Laura Leff
On Saturdays HSK will publish an article on diet, nutrition and general well-being, written by nutritional consultant and chef, Laura B. Leff. Know why? because a healthy body with a spiritual mind is a blessed soul.
The holidays are upon us once again. Often I hear of people feeling stressed out and uneasy around the holidays. Why is this? This time of year should be filled with aromatic smells in the air from home-cooked food, joyous days brimming with friends and family, and feelings of appreciation towards life.
Sometimes I notice it’s easier to focus on the negative aspect of things, but I believe one is able to consciously switch their perspective by focusing on all of the abundance in their life; freeing up the natural flow of goodness. This year and those forward, consciously end the year with gratitude towards life and what you have, rather then what you don’t have. Allow yourself to exhale, recharge and express appreciation. I leave you with one question during this holiday season; what are you grateful for?
- good health?
- a roof over your head?
- a job/income?
- the great outdoors (the sun, the moon, the ocean)?
- feelings of hope?
- love…even lost love?
- special relationships?
…the list goes on.
The dictionary defines gratitude as: Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.
What are you grateful for in this moment of your life? Practice daily recognition of these things and watch your mood and disposition on life lift up and become lighter and freer. Life is sweeter when it’s filled with gratitude!
May you all have a wonderful/fun-filled/yummy-to-your-tummy holiday season!!
Cheers & Be Well
Laura Leff, MS, HN