Gratitude Can Promote Healing

Updated: Jun 13


A thankful heart is powerful medicine.



Gratitude makes me happier and healthier. It lifts my spirits and increases my energy levels. It enhances my mental and physical wellbeing. A hearty immune system and cheerful outlook help to protect me from illness and depression.


Gratitude strengthens my relationships. I feel more connected to family and friends. When we do have a conflict, I am quick to make amends and forgive. I enjoy more love and harmony.


I seek opportunities to increase my sense of gratitude. I keep a journal. I write about the kindness of others and the beauty of nature. I include big events and small gestures that I might otherwise take for granted. I read my journal when I am tempted to complain or feel sorry for myself.


I express my appreciation in words and deeds. I let others know how much they mean to me. I thank a coworker for constructive feedback. I visit my parents frequently and help them with daily tasks.


I slow down and notice my blessings. I marvel at how much has been given to me. I give thanks for sunrises and medical breakthroughs.


I allow myself to be vulnerable. I reach out and share my feelings even when I feel a little awkward. Being grateful teaches me to be humble. Sincerity matters more than fancy phrases.


Today, I cultivate gratitude in abundance. I recognize the precious gifts that fill my life. My sense of appreciation and wonder keeps me hopeful and resilient.


Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I build more gratitude into my morning rituals?

2. What is the relationship between gratitude and contentment?

3. How do I feel when I receive a thank you letter?


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