Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

The daily practice of gratitude involves a conscious choice to swim against the current of our natural human tendency to take things for granted. To walk by natural beauty without so much as a pause of appreciation. To fail to realize every day the inestimable value of those people in our lives who love and sustain us. To miss the awe and wonder of all that our bodies enable us to do and experience and to appreciate the health that we have. The practice of gratitude is the determined choice not to allow the difficulties of our lives to dominate our headspace and squeeze out our recognition and appreciation of all the good.

Try stopping for just a moment right now to connect on a deep level with the love and beauty and blessing in your life. You may just find yourself smiling and sighing with contentment and joy.

Have a good week, Everyone!