“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
— John Henry Jowett
Wow! Gratitude acts as a preventative and protects as a vaccine, it works in the present by neutralizing toxins, and thoroughly cleans any of the germies that you may have lingering about you!
Of course, this is easier to understand when it is taken in a figurative manner. Figuratively speaking, being grateful will prevent ill-thoughts from plaguing your mind. If you are having negative thoughts, expressing gratitude will act as an antitoxin to clear those negative thoughts away. Finally, as an antiseptic, it keeps your mind pure of any negative thoughts that might be floating around.
I guess you can say it is the perfect non-drug!
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