Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives. Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self acceptance. Grateful people have more positive ways of coping with the difficulties they experience in life.
The longest lasting effects are caused by the act of writing “gratitude journals” every day, coupled with reviewing what you are grateful for, at the beginning of each day.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
GRATITUDE - January 14, 2012
I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE ABILITY TO STILL GROW HAIR!
I can grow a ponytail.My work situation does not prevent me from doing so. More importantly, despite the fact that I am getting balder faster in the front, hair continues to grow in the back. All of this has special meaning due to the fact that I lost all my hair not that long ago to radiation and chemotherapy treatment for Tonsil Cancer.
There was a time when I didn't think it would grow back at all...and I was not enamored with the Yul Brynner look. When it did start growing back, so did the mustache and goatee....and no where else on my face...the full beard look is done...the chemo took it and forgot to return it.
Buffalo Bill Cody
Surprisingly, the mustache and goatee grew back very well, as did the hair on the back of my head. My perceived new-found aging-rocker image is definitely enhanced. I has become apparent to me that I was most likely channeling Buffalo Bill Cody. I pretty much accept the fact that it is God's will that this is my new look...he could have given me the Jamaican dreadlocks look...just sayin'...
"A man's indebtedness is not virtue, His repayment is."