In my inbox last week, I received an e-mail from the leader of a women’s chorus that I belonged to in Chapel Hill, NC. Every week, this amazing woman sends out announcements of uplifting, healing, love-focused events, requests, and news items. Amongst the long list that day was a link to ArtofGratitude.com, described as “a free resource designed to help people create a daily practice of expressing gratitude.”
Why, you might ask, is it so important to record our feelings of gratitude on a daily basis? Robert Reichner and Adam Feuer, the founders of the site, do a nice job in their home-page video of explaining just why gratitude is so important in our lives. And there is plenty of research emerging about how the expression of gratitude not only benefits the recipient of that gratitude, even those under extreme stress, but it also improves the well-being of the ones delivering it.
If the yogic law of giving is really at work, which I have no doubt it is, when we say and write the words “I am grateful for . . .”, we’re pretty much guaranteed to receive more and more things to be grateful for. The more we give out, the more we get back.
I haven’t completed my Art of Gratitude email for today yet, so I think I’ll do so right here, right now:
- I am grateful for my giant, throbbing heart of a chorus leader, Kathleen, for sharing so much great information with us all!
- I am grateful for the Art of Gratitude web site and app!
- I am grateful for the Internet for allowing me to share this news with you so that we can all spread the word, spread the gratitude, and increase the positive vibes of the world!