According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, they have found that gratitude can make a big difference in how we perceive our lives.
"Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier, or thinking they can't feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice".
Take the time to discover what you can be grateful for and start spreading happiness in the world.
Margaret Renkl, NYT, writes about how the month of November seems to be a mournful time to her.
"November reminds us that the membrane between life and death is permeable, an endless back and forth that makes something of everything, no matter how small, no matter how temporary"
I too, feel that "this dark season" gives each of us the opportunity to slow down our daily activities, so that we can get in touch with what is important.
Take some time this season so quiet yourself, to become aware of immortality, so that you can life more fully.
Let's work together to remove the fear so that you can live more freely today.
"Don’t experience the tragedy of getting to the end of your life before you discover what life is really all about!"
writes Dave Willis.
How true the above is ~ don't wait for a crisis to reconnect, repair and reinvest in your important relationships.
Take the opportunity now, to nurture what is truly important to you.
Discover your own path on how to make your relationships right ~ as there are many ways to do so. This article is just one opinion, and it may or may not, speak to you. However, don't miss the message of deathbed regrets.
Below are 4 regrets from the deathbed that speak to enriching your relationships now.
4. “I wish I would have been a better husband or wife.”
5. “I wish I would have been a better Mom or Dad.”
6. “I wish I would have been a better friend.”
7. “I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time!”
Take the opportunity to enrich your relationships!