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“Thank You….”

imagesXLRWQELSGratitude is a “Superfood” for the spirit. Every time you utter the words “thank you,” silently or aloud, you are offering food to your spirit because they remind you that you are not alone. Saying “thank you” instantly connects you to someone else and at once, expands your personal boundary. The energy of a well-nourished spirit emanates outward, reaching for other spirits and other loving hearts. Being grateful for foods that nourish your spirit is a tribute to your divine and loving nature.

“Listen, God love everything you love – and a mess of stuff you don’t. But more than anything else, God love admiration. You saying God vain? I ast. Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”   From The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A hungry spirit is a barrier to experiencing the beauty all around you. A hungry spirit denies living with humble appreciation for the one, great life you have been given. Your spirit may be starving right now. Move closer to it and find delight in the expressly personal foods that nurture your spirit and make it soar. Be kind to a somber child, playful with another or utter a silent prayer in the presence of a blessing or a fear. Be grateful. Gratitude is an attitude of your heart and your spirit’s primary source of food. To deprive yourself of the abundant means of nourishing your spirit is a malevolent form of starvation.imagesXLRWQELS

Two “Superfoods”

post1Did you know that BLUEBERRIES and LAUGHTER can be considered “Superfoods?” We can think of them as such because they are both improve our health in a myriad of unexpected and highly beneficial ways. Moreover, blueberries and laughter add sweetness to our lives…..

Besides being a great source of Vitamin C and fiber, BLUEBERRIES are loaded with antioxidants – a class of compounds that may help prevent heart disease, cancer, and other serious health conditions. They may lower blood pressure, make blood vessels more elastic, lower cholesterol and possibly enhance metabolism. Studies are on-going to see if blueberries can have positive cognitive benefits for older adults (enhanced memory and learning function) and decrease symptoms of depression.

 

post2LAUGHTER is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting a healthier body/mind/spirit. What can a few hearty belly laughs do for you?

• Lighten up the most miserable day
• Defuse conflict
• Inspire hope and connection to others
• Relieve physical tension and stress
• Boost your immune system and protect your heart
• Temporarily relieve pain
• Promote an overall sense of well-being.

Cultivate your capacity for joy by laughing frequently

LAUGHTER YOGA UNIVERSITY (seriously!)