The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. And gratitude doesn't need to be reserved only for momentous occasions: Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a promotion at work, but you can also be thankful for something as simple as a fresh cup of coffee.
So, what is the difference between gratitude and thankfulness? Thankfulness is a social norm applicable in general situations while gratitude is the special manifestation of spirituality, love, and affection. Grateful is a feeling while thankful is an act. When someone does something good to you, you feel grateful for him, and you offer your thanks to him as an action.
Our Certified Crystal Healer has put together the top 5 crystals and stones that support gratitude and appreciation.
Gabbro is an excellent stone for empaths, earth workers and care-givers. It aligns the chakras and gradually stimulates kundalini. It is a wonderful stone for those who suffer from “energetic workers.”
Red Quartz helps produce an abundance of energy and vitality. It aids in positive actions and allows that continuation. It also includes all the qualities of clear quartz producing a dynamic energy.
Yellow Jasper is a stone helps one to remain strong and balanced. It protects one’s social welfare. It is particularly protective during times of travel and transition, both physical and spiritual. It shields one from negativity and can protect from depression.
Kyanite is a calm, gentle and balancing stone. It stimulates communication and spiritual awareness. It facilitates meditation and immediately aligns all chakras.
Malachite is a Stone of Transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for l growth. It heals on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the Life Force throughout the aura and body. It is believed to enhance great visionary powers, were used to ward off negative happenings. They are also stones of security.