“Gratitude is Not Only The Greatest Virtue, But The Parent Of All Others” – Marcus Cicero – Be Your Best Self – A Daily Practice To Silence Your Inner Critic
Published on February 10, 2021
published on February 10, 2021

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Gratitude is the single most important well-being activity that increases positive emotions plus levels of stress hormones, anxiety and loneliness, even during turbulent times.

Gratitude is not only the freatest virtue,

but the parent of all others” – Marcus Cicero


In the last few days, we talked about how our brain has a negativity bias, our in-built survival mechanism residual from when we were living in caves when staying alive depended on recognising dangers and running.

Well, we haven’t changed that much, and we still follow the same pattern.

However, this doesn’t serve us, in general, and even less when it comes to practising self-love.

There is an abundance of small seemingly insignificant things to be grateful for – whether it is physical attributes or behaviours, knowledge, skills, even if it is just making a damn good cup of tea instead of looking only for the big-ticket items and waiting to be perfect before we are thankful and celebrate (perfectionitis is a terrible disease). We should appreciate the small things and don’t let them slip away from sight.

Actually, stack them. Daily.


“The More You Express Gratitude For What You Have, 

The More Likely You Will Have More To Express Gratitude For” – Zig Ziglar


And if you note them down, it could make all the difference in how you feel about yourself.

See you tomorrow x



Change starts from within, that’s why training your consciousness should be your Priority Numero 1 – a daily practice to silence your inner critic.


Laura Mariani

Laura Mariani

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Change & Transformation Expert


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