More Than Gratitude - 1

Look around you…can you see the good? Do you look around with gratitude when you survey your life? Having a gratitude lens can have a big impact on your life. Not only does it give you a more positive outlook, but it also has an impact on your body both physically and emotionally!

Gratitude can impact your body in ways you might not even realize. It can reduce your stress level, increase endorphins, and help strengthen your immunity.

It also has an impact on the way you think. People with an attitude of gratitude have a decreased chance of depression, and are more resilient because of their positive thinking. They can bounce back from difficult times better than people who lack gratitude.

Do you think having a spirit of gratitude has an impact on your relationships? You bet it does! People are drawn to thankful and appreciative people. They have more positive energy and are enjoyable to be around.  They are also less self-focused.

There may be hardships around you. But everyone can find something to be grateful for. Read the rest of the week for some simple things we tend to take for granted when it comes to gratitude.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri does virtual therapy for residents of Indiana and Florida using videoconferencing technology. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling and adolescent counseling.