Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spreading Wellness: How has gratitude helped abundance in your life?

"Gratitude...the open door to abundance." ~Yogi Bhajan

Abundance of life and happiness? Abundance of food and water? Abundance of snow and wind? Abundance of friends and family? Or, an abundance of kids art projects on your refrigerator? These questions all pop into my head as I ponder that quote. We all have an abundance of different experiences. We are all grateful for different people/places/things in our lives. It is that time of year, when we as a nation gather together, and talk about what we are grateful for. The time of year that we bring gratitude to the forefront of our minds. What would it be like if we all lived with a bit more mindfulness around gratitude? Some say that being grateful is the first step toward happiness. Some say that gratitude is the real joy that we feel in life. Yet others say that gratitude is an attitude that we live, and is the precursor to positive change.

Although there are an abundance of people/places/things to be grateful for, as a person who loves intellectual stimulation and learning, I am grateful for Ted Talks. :) Yes, Ted Talks. I am a research junky, who enjoys getting sparks of curiosity and knowledge through this amazing series of talks that attracts an array of experts on almost any topic imaginable. I am grateful for the professors who introduced me to them while in graduate school. My love of independent learning has been enhanced in a very positive way. This tool has allowed my intellect to grow abundantly. Today, I want to share a phenomenal inspirational talk with you, on Gratitude. If you have about 10 minutes, take some time to watch and listen to the power of beauty and gratitude, from 3 different perspectives (the speaker and 2 interviewees) at: http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude.

Expressing gratitude and becoming more mindful of gratitude, can only help to enhance your own wellness wheel. Currently, WellU has a Wellness Wheel Challenge going on, and we hope that you will be able to expand your wheels by expressing gratitude. To sign up for the challenge, go to imleagues.com, and look for the Well U Employee Wellness Wheel Challenge.

Even if you choose not to join the challenge, I challenge you to become more mindful of gratitude, and see how your personal wheel will expand. How has your life become abundant through gratitude?

Please share with us, your story about gratitude and abundance.