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  • Writer's pictureCesia Estebané

The Benefits of Living in Gratitude

Hi!


I am pleased to share with you the wonderful benefits of living in gratitude. While many households will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, it's important to remember that gratitude is more than just a day of family gathering.


Gratitude not only uplifts the spirit but also leaves a profound mark on our body and brain. It's much more than a feeling; it's an elevated state of consciousness that transforms your body and life.

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Living in gratitude enriches your life beyond imagination. The more you cultivate gratitude, the more reasons you'll have to be thankful. You'll start to see beauty in the simplest things.

Initially, you can begin by finding specific reasons to be grateful, such as being thankful for having a car while stuck in traffic or expressing gratitude for having food while waiting in the supermarket line. Eventually, gratitude becomes a rooted quality that accompanies you constantly.


A mature state of gratitude isn't limited to tangible objects; it's a constant appreciation for life that manifests in any situation.


I share with you the benefits of living in gratitude:


1. A Powerful Shield: Strengthened Immune System

Cultivating gratitude strengthens your immune system. The mind-body connection comes alive as the positive emotions generated by gratitude become a shield against diseases.


2. Soaring Neurotransmitters: Dopamine and Serotonin

Gratitude boosts key neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. These chemical messengers play a crucial role in regulating your mood and overall well-being.


3. The Power of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex

Gratitude influences the medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with decision-making and emotional regulation. It leads to greater emotional resilience and enhanced ability to manage stress.


4. Gratitude and the Brain: Weaving Positive Neurological Connections

The relationship between gratitude and the brain is fascinating. Practicing gratitude creates new neural connections leading to the happiness center, fostering a more optimistic mindset. The production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine intensifies, regulating stress hormones and facilitating cognitive restructuring through positive thinking.


5. The Healing Power of Gratitude

Health and happiness can be directly correlated to gratitude. Experiencing these states of well-being is entirely possible when we live in a constant state of thankfulness. At the cellular level, gratitude impacts telomeres, DNA extensions linked to aging and mental health. Feeling gratitude has been shown to contribute to maintaining telomeres.


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Practice gratitude until it becomes rooted in your being, becoming the very essence of your day-to-day. It will be a key tool in your journey to healing and wholeness.


With all my love and appreciation for you,


Cesia

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