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, October 28, 2012
GRATITUDE - October 28, 2012
I AM GRATEFUL FOR GOOD HEALTH AND A SORE BACK.
"If you have your health, you have everything". Wow, so true. I worked most of the day this afternoon on the rental house doing landscaping. Pitchfork, rake, shovel, on knees planting, warm day...etc. Not bad for 65.
I can remember a few short years ago, after taking chemo and radiation for Tonsil Cancer, I could barely walk from the bed to the bathroom...and it was the old-man shuffle then.
Although it will most likely take two hands to hold the toothbrush to brush my teeth tonight, the aches mean I am alive and kicking. Feels good. Much to be thankful for.