Why is giving thanks so important?
Being thankful promotes many healthier pieces in motion. It can have an effect on our well being physically, emotionally and spiritually.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
As humans we are mostly water and wouldn’t this have a similar impact on our bodies, our wellbeing and wholeness. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
Dr. Masaru Emotos conducted experiments on water 2004 to identify the role of our thoughts, emotions and world on the cellular structure of water. Masaru Emoto was born in Yokohama, Japan in July 1943 and a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal Universitys department of humanities and sciences. He discovered that words of love, peace and gratitude the structure of the water would demonstrate perfection and wholeness. When words of hate and anger were spoken to the water it would blow outward and look ugly and disconnected.
Here is short video The Effects of Human Thoughts, Words on Water Wow! . Love the background music they selected to help us learn about this.
Some of you may want to learn more about this so I also have included the full 1 1/2 documentary show giving a historical view of water over time.
This documentary is worth watching or listening to in the full form. Enlightening!
Dr Masaru Emoto Hado Water Crystals Full Documentary 2017
It is very easy to grumble and complain about those in our life, the challenges we have faced, and all the things that we do not have or feel we have not been given. But what about the small victories we have each and every day. The fact we opened our eyes, we are alive, we have the ability to breathe, no matter how bad there is probably something that we can give thanks for. When we begin to change our way of thinking, it begins to change the way we view the world and all of the things happening around us.
When I think about this my own life and the angry, hurtful thoughts I have had and those mean, cruel words and abuses I have experienced - what effect does this have on me? What can I do.
What if I wrote a letter Gratitude to someone. Could that bring healing to me?
What is the format of a letter of gratitude? How long should it be. Should I type it or make it handwritten?
I decided to handwrite… Last week I posted this sign and wanted to take this week and dive deeper into each line. I will add the name in a moment and mail. This person and I have been friends for a long time, but I got hurt by something they did. I have missed this friendship, but didn’t know how to come back together. I was full of hurt and anger for a long time. I didn’t realize until I began to prayerfully consider who I needed to write the letter to - when her name came up. I feel refreshed now. To Have Grace. What does that really mean?