Gratitude for Life

B46453F7-2851-4221-85AE-69E3CFC4296E“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There have been functional MRI studies that show that positive thinking can lead to “rewiring” in the brain that accounts for better moods.  It is truly amazing that we do have this control of ourselves.  I know that our society casts many unpleasant circumstances upon us, but the way we handle these challenges affects our well being; so, it is wise to count our blessings and express gratitude for them—it keeps us healthy!

Gratitude

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Practicing gratitude means being thankful for what we have to the degree that we feel more kindness toward the world. It can effect positive changes in lives and research shows that people can augment their gratitude by counting their blessings and writing letters of thanks. This proactive acknowledgement can increase well-being, health, and happiness. Being grateful, especially expressing it, is associated with increased optimism, energy, and empathy.