Gratitude and it’s Health Benefits

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Gratitude means thanks and appreciation…which rhymes with attitude and comes from the Latin word gratus , which means thankful, pleasing. When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also by the results.

Did you know that studies have shown that Gratitude can make you happier and heal pain & illnesses in your body. It boots your immunity to anger, disappointment and frustrations. Improving relationships and your body. Thanksgiving is a good holiday to give thanks for everything, we should be grateful everyday, not just on the holiday.

Have a positive attitude toward life and what comes at you on a daily basis. Being thankful for all the things that you have, family, and good health. Thinking of things that you are grateful each day. Don’t dwell on any negative thoughts. Be grateful for those in your life and be sure to tell them. When you only focus on positivity, it will return to you. As a christian believer, I have studied gratitude in the bible, and there are over 40 verses teaching on being thankful.

Benefits of Gratitude:

  1. Can give you energy.
  2. Help you become for other centered- inclined to help others
  3. Sleep better
  4. Will make you feel physically better
  5. Make you become less materialistic
  6. Help combat negativity

You are what you attract! Love and health will get better by being grateful where you are at in life at this moment.

High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

I had high blood pressure in January 2019 while I was at my appointment to donate blood at my local blood bank. It showed 140/ 105. Say what? So, I left the facility and went to my general practitioner to get it checked out. Yep, the nurse checked it and it was high again. So, I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. I was put on medicine to take everyday. Heart disease does run in my family. My dad passed away at the young age of 68 with it on October 29, 2018. He had a stent put in his heart and had 2 triple bi-pass surgeries. I decided that this was no disease to play around with. I would get educated and start on a healthy living journey to take care of myself and my body. I have started exercising everyday and trying to eat right too.

My health is now priority. I check my blood pressure daily and take my pill at the same time everyday. Thankful, that I was able to get diagnosed and treat it before something happened to me. Please see the chart below to see where your blood pressure is at…

Be prepared on the go!

Self care is essential for healthy living

I am participating in an International project called, I love me! It is about loving yourself, all of your flaws. Self care is essential to good health. You are unique and only one of you. God didn’t create us be like everyone else, but to stand out and just be yourself. It has taken me years to have confidence in myself. My scars are a part of who I am, from almost dying from my childhood chicken pox at the age of 9. God had a plan for my life that day. Every wrinkle that I have earned too, This gray hair that I keep colored too, LOL. You just be YOU! Everyone is special in their own unique way.

From being bullied at school from my scars on my face from my child sickness, had to learn to live with being rejected and talked about because I looked different from everyone. I did have multiple surgeries during my teen age years to get my face and scars flattened. I learned through it all that God is the only one that I have to worry about. He made me to stand out in a world that says you must be perfect. Be your own amazing self!

Elderberry For Good Health

Elderberry has 8 benefits for good health. Eliminates constipation and boosts gastrointestinal system. It reduces blood pressure and managing diabetes. We have been using the homemade elderberry and it does work to get rid of colds and flu. I have a friend that makes it homemade and I get it from her. Her 2 girls had the flu 3 years in a row. Well, this year they have not had any colds or flu since taking this every day since November, 3 times a day. It boots your immune system. The chart shows all of the benefits. I am a firm believer in elderberry. It helps with weight loss, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Aids in eliminating excess of cholesterol from the body. Promotes bone strength and development of new bone tissue. Alleviates respiratory conditions such as cough and cold.