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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Gratitude Countdown Day 5

 Putting my gratitude into words, and more importantly writing it down makes me realize how truly lucky I am. I find that I have been in a better mood this past week, and work has been less stressful. Is this just a coincidence? Figured I would do a little research and check it out...

" People who describe themselves as feeling grateful to others and either to God or to creation in general tend to have higher vitality and more optimism, suffer less stress, and experience fewer episodes of clinical depression than the population as a whole. These results hold even when researchers factor out such things as age, health, and income, equalizing for the fact that the young, the well-to-do, or the hale and hearty might have "more to be grateful for."

So, I guess it is not my imagination..... expressing my gratitude has already had an impact on my emotional well being...

Sunday's Gratitude:

I am spending Thanksgiving at the new home that my daughter bought with her boyfriend this past spring. They are cooking dinner, but there are several side dishes that she would like me to bring. So off I went to the store today to buy the necessary ingredients...

I am grateful that today I was able to go to the store and buy what I needed without worrying about the balance in my checking account. I knew that I had enough money for my purchases and could shop with confidence. I am also grateful that I live in an area of the world where food is plentiful and relatively inexpensive. I have a choice of many different stores, and more food choices than I could ever imagine. My life is full of abundance and I am truly blessed.

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