The importance of gratitude

Sometimes life can give you a wake up call.

A few weeks ago I got a call from our doctor telling me my six year son’s blood work had come back abnormal and they were taking this very serious.

In an instant my life was turned upside down. I was full of fear, dread and worry.

They had to do further tests and we had to anxiously wait with so much fear of the unknown.

What the doctors were suspecting was just terrifying, every parents worst nightmare, our hearts literally sunk.

Thankfully and luckily with special thanks to one amazing doctor (who fast tracked the whole process) we got news that our little boy was perfectly fine. It was just a scare.

I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words the relief Richard and I felt.

Tears were streaming down our faces when we heard the news, as would any parent. Our little boy is healthy and I’m eternally thankful and grateful for this.

Like I said, sometimes life can give you a wake up call.

Life is precious, our health is precious, as is our beautiful loved ones.

Ali and Nathan

So many of us focus on what we don’t have rather than focus on what we do have.

So I want to make this a week all about gratitude.

Living with an eating disorder is very, very challenging, so it is important that we take the time out to recharge our batteries and to perhaps remember some of the positives in our life.

To me help you do this, me and Richard have created a special Deep Trance Meditation to unlock the power of Gratitude.

And you can download it or listen to it for free here. This is a powerful 20 minute deep trance meditation audio that can help train your brain to notice life’s positives so you can see more and more of them. (the first time I listened back to it I cried!)

Universities around the world have scientifically proven gratitude as one of the surest ways to improve a persons sense of well being.

Study’s show that daily gratitude exercises resulted in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy.

So go ahead and have a listen or download the audio here: Deep Trance Meditation for Gratitude

So the challenge is to listening to the audio once a day, every day this week.

And please post a comment below if you notice any changes.

You might notice you feel more blessed and full of gratitude that good weather allowed you to get out for an afternoon run, or that a stranger lent a helping hand allowing you to make it to the bus on time, or that your kids are healthy and well.

I will check back in with you at the end of the week and let you know the findings on this.

With love and gratitude,

Ali 🙂

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