November is the time of year that ushers in the season of family, friends, and reflection…it’s the time of year where different cultures and countries celebrate the bounty of life and harvest with a grateful heart.
Here at Chrissanthie we are all about gratitude, especially being grateful for good eye health, knowing that our products contribute to better hygiene regimens and happier healthier lashes with our doctor formulation of the most accurate percentage of safe ingredients in the marketplace. This feeling of gratefulness of course has a ripple effect, as everything in life does, because if you are happy and grateful in your life, whether it be in the form of loving the way your eyelash extensions and lashes look because you are using Eye Cleanse by Dr. Chrissie, or because you remind yourself daily of things to be grateful for, it all causes your beautiful soul peepers to look at life in a more optimistic way.
When someone tells you that you look stunning, for instance, that self-esteem boost makes you happy and grateful that they said that and you see yourself differently, in a more positive aspect. Who doesn’t need self-assurance? and gratitude is the perfect tool in which to fine tune our hearts and souls. There are multiple university studies proving this response as a fact and the Bible states in the book of Proverbs chapter 17, verse 22, ( the New International Version),… “A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. What an insight into a simplistic way we can better our lives just by the way we think. When you see the word medicine, it can remind you of a nasty tasting concoction that usually makes you cringe while tasting its bitterness as it goes down your pharynx or that giant pill you must swallow in order to reap its benefits which causes the engagement of the gag reflex. As Mary Poppins would say, “A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down”, but what about all those empty calories Mary Poppins? But I digress, this is the kind of medicine that actually tastes good the moment it hits your thoughts and heart. So, if having a cheerful heart causes gratitude in life does this mean it has health benefits too? ABSOLUTELY!!!! As mentioned above, universities have tested these theories and have found that having gratitude and even seeking it out have a dramatic lasting effect in a person’s life. Positive emotions release dopamine, the feel-good chemical in your brain. A positive attitude wards off anxiety and depression, it may lower blood pressure, improve immune function, helps to improve physical activity, produces fewer headaches, may help respiratory infections and gastrointestinal issues, improves heart circulation, promotes better sleep, which is essential for recharging the body and mind which helps to ward off health issues such as heart disease and stroke, improves relationships, self-esteem, and one’s overall mental health because when you are grateful you are more likely to see yourself in a more positive light and less likely to compare yourself with others. You are perfectly you. Yes, please, I’ll take this medicine!