"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Gratitude Countdown Day 7

So how did everyone sleep last night?? If you are following along, people who show gratitude in their daily lives enjoy a better night's sleep..... So I hope you slept well!

I have another good reason to think positively and be grateful everyday:  
Your attitude affects your health and how long you will live. 

"In 1973 Dr. Grossarth-Maticek tested the attitude of thousands of elderly residents in Heidelberg, Germany. Amazing results surfaced twenty-one years later when he compared the test scores with their current health: the 300 people who had scored highest turned out to be thirty times more likely to be alive and well 21 years later than the others.

Long term and current research now tells us that the mind and immune system are connected and do not exist independently. A positive attitude about health can ward off mental distress and may help provide important protection against diseases." Read More

So have you shown gratitude today?

Friday' Gratitude Post:

I am grateful that I live in this wonderful country, America. Sure, it's not perfect, but show me some place that is. I am free to go where I want, when I want to, without being stopped by a uniformed officer with a gun, asking questions. I can talk about what I don't like about my government without being brought in front of a firing squad. I am free to read any news or information that is available in print, or on the internet without the government pulling the plug.
People die everyday trying to get into this country, both legally and illegally. For some people, it is all they dream about: America.
I believe in your rights to criticize this country, I have done it myself.  BUT if you do criticize your government, you had better be participating in it as well. So many Americans throw away their right to vote each year that it makes me cry. When I watch people in some third world countries standing in line for DAYS for their right to vote I am in awe of their patriotism. If we have a rainy election day here in the US, the turnout drops significantly!!

I am grateful to be living in America, where we are free to take our freedom for granted!

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