I was thinking today about gratitude after a long week of listening to my patient’s woes. I’m sensing a real change in people – the biggest question they are asking themselves is why am I ill and why aren’t I getting better? The most important shift when someone comes to see me is that they are already on the path of taking partial responsibility for their health and wellbeing and looking at all levels of their lives for complete health. I’m so very lucky with the work I do because I don’t work with people who have given up. I work with people who care about their health, want to find out why they are ill, want to investigate different avenues of recovery and overall have self belief that they have come to the right place and most importantly are asking the right questions!

I receive much gratitude and also have gratitude towards those I see – they teach me so much every day. So here is my list of things that I feel I have to be grateful for. Please do feel free to list yours. Let’s end 2009 on a feeling of optimism.

I’m thankful to have been given the experience of life. I’m thankful for the hard lessons I have learned that have made me who I am today.

I’m thankful for the gift of intuition and the fact that I now always listen to my gut (both physically and mentally!)

I am thankful for the men and women who serve this country through the armed forces. They fight for our freedoms and the freedoms of people around the world.

I am truly grateful to my body when it functions properly!

I’m grateful for my wonderful homeopathic doctor who helps me in times of emotional strain.

I’m grateful for the wonderful massages my friends stuart and mari-anne give that leave me feeling like a new person.

I’m so thankful for finding the best cranial osteopath who has performed miracles on me over the last 15 years.

I’m grateful for the wonderful friendships I have that keep me loved and supported.

Lastly I’m grateful to have my fridge and cupboards full of the most wonderful organic and nutritious food that I know keeps me healthy in body and mind on a daily basis!

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