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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

This month we’re celebrating Gratitude, so we thought we’d share with you again Miranda’s personal blog post on gratitude, and what it means to her.

We hope you enjoy.

The KORA Organics team xxx

I was raised from a very young age to always give thanks and show gratitude – especially for the little things that are easy to take for granted.

Gratitude to me is the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show kindness and appreciation to those around you.

It’s understandable that we’re often so busy planning our future and chasing our dreams that we can forget to be present, and in turn, forget to be grateful because we’re already chasing, or focusing on, the next thing.

Taking time at the beginning of each day to appreciate all you have, and focusing on that rather than what you don’t have, can transform your day, and the day of those around you. Take a moment to relish in your achievements, and celebrate all you have accomplished in life, be thankful for your health, your loved ones, that the sun is shining or appreciate that rain is falling to benefit the beauty in nature that surrounds you.

By putting good and positivity out there, you can attract more positivity and good into your life, which in turn can enhance your wellbeing, optimism and happiness.

It would be remiss of me not to mention it’s also important to be grateful for life’s challenges – we all have them, and it’s these challenges that serve as lessons to allow us to grow and expand. So use challenges to your advantage, not to your detriment.

Here are three simple ways to inspire more gratitude:

Pen to paper

Write down in a gratitude journal each morning three things that you are grateful for that day. Be present when you do this to make it more meaningful, and to truly connect with what it is. When we acknowledge something we are grateful for in this way, it can increase in its value as you are able to realize and appreciate its full worth.

Acts of kindness

Positive emotions can flourish with one simple act of kindness. If you see someone who needs help, offer a hand; make a donation to charity or volunteer your time; smile at the person who you are passing on the street. This can inspire others who have been the beneficiary of your kindness to also extend kindness to others.

Say thank you

If you appreciate someone for what they have done, you both experience more positive emotions. Take moment to think of someone who you’ve been meaning to thank and pick up the phone, write an email or a letter, and thank them and express your gratitude and appreciation.

Gratitude has the ability to bring happiness, contentment, peace and serenity. It opens our heart and our mind to embrace positive thinking. I’d love to hear how you incorporate gratitude in your day.

Much love,

Miranda xxx

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The Power of Two Simple Words

The Power of Two Simple Words

Too often in the rush of life we can forget to stop and say two simple words… Thank you! Whether it’s sending an email, a handwritten card, a bunch of flowers or catching up for a cup of tea… I’ve learned how important it is to let my friends, family and work colleagues know how much I’ve valued their support and guidance. Try thanking someone today, no doubt it will brighten their day!

Miranda xxx

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The Magic of Laughter

The Magic of Laughter

Humor is infectious. The sound of laughter is far more contagious than any cough or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness. Laughter also triggers healthy changes in the bodymndash;it can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy levels and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, it’s free!

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

I was raised from a very young age to always give thanks and show gratitude – especially for the little things that are easy to take for granted.

Gratitude to me is the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show kindness and appreciation to those around you.

It’s understandable that we’re often so busy planning our future and chasing our dreams that we can forget to be present, and in turn, forget to be grateful because we’re already chasing, or focusing on, the next thing.

Taking time at the beginning of each day to appreciate all you have, and focusing on that rather than what you don’t have, can transform your day, and the day of those around you. Take a moment to relish in your achievements, and celebrate all you have accomplished in life, be thankful for your health, your loved ones, that the sun is shining or appreciate that rain is falling to benefit the beauty in nature that surrounds you.

By putting good and positivity out there, you can attract more positivity and good into your life, which in turn can enhance your wellbeing, optimism and happiness.

It would be remiss of me not to mention it’s also important to be grateful for life’s challenges – we all have them, and it’s these challenges that serve as lessons to allow us to grow and expand. So use challenges to your advantage, not to your detriment.

Here are three simple ways to inspire more gratitude:

Pen to paper

Write down in a gratitude journal each morning three things that you are grateful for that day. Be present when you do this to make it more meaningful, and to truly connect with what it is. When we acknowledge something we are grateful for in this way, it can increase in its value as you are able to realize and appreciate its full worth.

Acts of kindness

Positive emotions can flourish with one simple act of kindness. If you see someone who needs help, offer a hand; make a donation to charity or volunteer your time; smile at the person who you are passing on the street. This can inspire others who have been the beneficiary of your kindness to also extend kindness to others.

Say thank you

If you appreciate someone for what they have done, you both experience more positive emotions. Take moment to think of someone who you’ve been meaning to thank and pick up the phone, write an email or a letter, and thank them and express your gratitude and appreciation.

Gratitude has the ability to bring happiness, contentment, peace and serenity. It opens our heart and our mind to embrace positive thinking. I’d love to hear how you incorporate gratitude in your day.

Much love,

Miranda xxx

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Miranda Supports Kids Helpline

Miranda Supports Kids Helpline

Childhood and the process of growing up can sometimes be very challenging. Most of us have struggled at times to navigate through the many types of issues that may arise. We all need someone to turn to during these times of need and this is especially true for children and young adults. Unfortunately, not every child has someone available as a counsellor. As a mother herself, Miranda chose to dedicate her time and voice to raise awareness of the solution provided by Kids Helpline. She is an ambassador for Kids Helpline Australia, and in her work she reaches out to raise awareness of the wonderful work that Kids Helpline is doing to support children and young adults to have counseling services available to them and encourage kids to reach out for advice whenever they need someone to talk to.

Kids Helpline

What is Kids Helpline?

Kids Helpline is a free counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years. They have qualified, professional counsellors that speak with over 6,000 kids each week. Regardless of what a child is going through, these counsellors help through every problem, big or small. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email or web.

How can you help?

There are many ways to become involved with and support Kids Helpline! From simply making a donation to participating in their events, anything and everything helps. For more information check out their website and subscribe to the monthly Kids Helpline newsletter to find out about news and current events.

We encourage you to spread love and light by supporting our youth and this inspiring program.

xxx KORA Organics

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Finding Appreciation & Gratitude in Friendships

Finding Appreciation & Gratitude in Friendships

This month we are not only celebrating the return of our blog, Spread the Light, but we are also celebrating all of the friendships in our lives. Part of that celebration is taking a moment to reflect on the beauty of these precious relationships and also remembering to show appreciation for them. Below are some quotes and affirmations on friendship that we love and wanted to share. We also want to hear from you! Tell us stories of your friendships and tag #SpreadtheLight on any of your social pages! Remember there is an extra bonus of a chance to win a Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert tea-set!

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami

Friends can often be the best of teachers. Receiving support in times of need, experiencing laughter and good spirits in times of celebration and non-judgment and acceptance of us in the face of our foibles are all reminders to give the same thing in return. We learn what supportive love means through our friendships.

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

It can be difficult to think of others when our own needs are so urgent. But it is in shining the light for others that we are illuminated; it is in sharing and serving that we feel fulfilled and complete.

My friends accept and support me in following my conscience and I accept and support them in doing the same

Let your light shine! Friends allow us the ability to be true to our conscience without fear of judgment. We encourage you to practice this affirmation with your hands on your heart, breathing into the heart. The conscience lives in the heart and when you are quiet, you can hear it. Follow that voice. Support your friends when they do the same. Know that true friends will always support you when you are following your conscience.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

We encourage you to show gratitude for all the meaningful relationships in your life by making a phone call or writing an email to express that appreciation to your loved ones. True friendships can be the most reliable form of love. We often even consider them family. Try practicing the sweet and simple affirmation below to fill your heart with gratitude for the friends in your life.

I am blessed with beautiful friendship and love in my life

Friendship is one of the greatest blessings of human life. Don’t forget to share your story with us and tag #Spreadthelight in the comments section below!

xxx KORA Organics

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