BE THANKFUL – AND YOU'LL HAVE MORE TO BE THANKFUL FORResearch suggests that grateful people have more energy and optimism,
are less bothered by life's hassles, are more resilient in the face of stress,
have better health, and suffer less depression than the rest of us. People
who practice gratitude are also more compassionate, more likely to
help others, less materialistic, and more satisfied with life.
Psychologists from the University of California, Davis and the University of Miami,
conducted a study which divided hundreds of people into three groups,
each of which was instructed to keep a different type of journal. One group
recorded daily events, another recorded hassles. People in the third group
made lists of what they were grateful for. This last group reported more
alertness and optimism, better progress toward goals, and also felt
God has given us so much to be thankful for - let us remember
and celebrate that each and every day.
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.