“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” – John Milton
A simple glance to the left and the rainbow caught my attention and awe entered, setting the tone for the day. That’s all it takes. Opening our eyes to what is present in this very moment and rediscovering gratitude in daily encounters.
According to research, simply expressing gratitude may have lasting effects on the brain:
- Gratitude unshackles us from toxic emotions;
- Gratitude helps even if you don’t share it;
- Gratitude’s benefits take time;
- Gratitude has lasting effects on the brain.
For more inspiration and ideas on living well, check out the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley which I just tripped on looking for quotes on gratitude. The joy that comes from simple pursuits indeed.
To be more grateful, lift your head up, open your eyes and find the rainbows woven through each day.