Finding gratitude amid hardship is the new reality for many Americans this year as Thanksgiving nears. Some have lost their jobs, others have watched their retirement savings go down the drain, others struggle with illness or the uncertainty of sending a child to war.
Being grateful by nature or learning how to be grateful can actually be good for your health
Grateful people report having more energy, he says. They're more enthusiastic, have fewer aches and pains, sleep better, get more exercise, have lower blood pressure and are more well-liked by others
Gratitude seems to energize and elevate people. It's available to everyone. And it has a very large payoff for a very small investment
From an article I read recently
I’m counting my blessings and feeling pretty good this morning ! I hope you all are too ! I’m ready for a day of house blessing and preparation. I’m starting my Christmas craft project today. I may take a few pictures, but won’t show them as they are gifts. Or I should say will be gifts if I get them done.
Sometimes I get started on something and it takes awhile to complete it. Hopefully it will be this year and not next.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
All along your journey, someone looked after you … someone mentored you … someone believed in you … someone cared … someone picked you up when you were down, dusted you off and sent you lovingly back on your way again ... someone listened ... someone else gave you a wakeup call . . . someone was there, in large ways and small. Pass it on!
Don’t forget those magic words THANK YOU!
‘On Ya’- ma