Holding a Space of Gratitude for the Holidays

11.21 Holding a Space of Gratitude for the Holidays

Are you thankful for your blessings this holiday?

The last few years have brought all of us challenges and opportunities for each of us to count our blessings. I would have never thought that I would have celebrated a holiday without my family gathering, but it did happen. I love the holidays and love being with my family. As a grandparent, you have a very special place for the younger generation in your life. They teach us every day and bring in so much joy into our lives. I treasure all the moments that I can be with them.

Gratitude

What is gratitude? Gratitude is holding a space of appreciation and thanks. The word gratitude rhymes with the word “attitude” and it is definitely about our attitude towards the things that we have in our life. It is about making a conscious choice of appreciating the things in your life.

Robert Emmons, a scientific expert on this topic, states that there are two components to gratitude: (1) It is an affirmation of goodness. This is about affirming that there are good things in the world that each of us receives through gifts and benefits. (2) It is the source(s) of this goodness are outside of ourselves. This is about acknowledging that there are other people giving you gifts, big and small that achieve goodness in your life.

Benefits

There are many emotional benefits to gratitude. There have been many scientific studies on the benefits of living a life of gratitude. The benefits include:

  • Making you happier
  • Improving your health and well-being
  • Increasing your self-esteem
  • Enhancing your relationships
  • Bringing in more positive thoughts
  • And so much more

Why are we not more appreciative? Sometimes, we are stuck in the cycles and circumstances of the present. There is a tendency to be more focused on what is not working in our lives instead of focusing on the good in our lives. When you can shift your perspective, you can make positive changes in your life.

This year, I want to take moments in holding a space of gratitude for my family and our ability to come together for the holiday season. Last year, we made the decision not to gather for the protection of our family. I am looking forward to spending time with my family again for the holidays.

What are you grateful for this holiday season?

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Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts 

Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.

Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.

Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.


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