I came across the following quote recently and loved it:

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

One of the greatest gifts we have been given is free will -the power to choose. We can not always choose our circumstances or our history, but we can choose the way we think about and respond to these now.

Scientists studying the brain have shown that our brain structure changes in response to our thoughts and imagination. Negative, toxic thinking causes chaos in the ‘wiring’ of our brains. This is reversed, however, by positive thoughts and emotions such as love, joy, appreciation, gratitude etc. As well as releasing beneficial chemicals within our bodies which can promote healing, positive thoughts and emotions actually positively affect our brain function. Our thinking affects our biology!

(Featured image by Alyssa Stevenson, Unsplash)