Gratitude and New Beginnings...

The first thing that usually happens to me when there’s a sudden huge loss of data is PANIC.  [Yes, I am referring to the recent snafu with the office website!] OMIGAWD, what am I going to do?  How am I going to make up for all that lost work!?  But you know what?  Often, what follows is a strange kind of calm and relief…  It’s kind of NICE to have one less thing to think about, isn’t it?  I guess the closet Buddhist in me loves the peace and quiet of zero.  It gives one fresh time to think and reflect anew.

And what better time to think and reflect than Thanksgiving?  Despite the politics of the original American holiday (please, no politics!!!), I think it’s great to have a national day devoted to gratitude.   What am I grateful for?  MANY THINGS.  Near the very top of the list, I am grateful for ChiropracTIC and for the knowledge that ALL HEALING COMES FROM WITHIN.  The real doctor walks in with the patient.  As the world becomes more and more complicated (and as American “health care” becomes more and more convoluted), I am grateful to know that health and disease both spring forth from 4 simple factors, every time: trauma, toxicity, nutrition and emotions.  If we always go back to the basics, we can always find our way back home to good health and balance.

I’m grateful that health comes from within, and I’m grateful that happiness comes from within.  With that, no matter what the external conditions are, we can always do better and feel better.  Perfect? Well, don’t hold your breath for that one… but “close enough to round up to perfect” ? 

You only have to spend a few minutes thinking about what you are grateful for to know that it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but did you know that there’s also ample scientific evidence that gratitude has some serious health benefits?

Check out this article for further reading on how gratitude affects your health.

And on that note, I bid you a Happy Thanksgiving, and I’m grateful for YOU.

DK signing out!