Friday, November 5, 2010

3 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!!!

DAY 2 of 21~ Siblings

I must say, I have the most amazing and supportive brothers and sister in the world, and for that I am grateful.

and I miss them like crazy.  when we were younger, we'd fight like cats and dogs, although I must admit I was closer to my brother than my sister, but I'd say the age difference was to blame.  My sister and I have a 4 year gap, but my brother and I are only 13 months apart.

Now, as adults?? We get along marvelously.  I KNOW there is nothing in this WORLD that can cause a rift between us.. and I only pray that my daughters experience the same love and bond we have...

Did you know gratitude is good for your health? Fortunately, a positive attitude can be cultivated, with a little practice. Although we are born with specific temperamental tendencies, the brain is a muscle, and you can strengthen your mind’s natural tendency toward optimism if you work at it. There are some great tips on gratitude development Here.

"Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations," Emmons tells WebMD.

 Researchers have found that positive thinking and gratitude can help....

  • lower your blood pressure
  • help you lose weight
  • decrease your risk of developing depression, phobias, bulimia and alcoholism
  • Relieve stress (which in itself can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer)

So let's practice gratitude this month! In honor of Thanksgiving month, we want to do a 3 weeks (21 days) of Thanks Challenge.
“Our feelings are not under our control, so we cannot feel grateful by simply commanding it. Besides, it is not wise to wait for a time of grief or crisis before one starts the process of practicing gratitude. In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” -- Brother David Steindl-Rast

Here's how to play: Every day till Thanksgiving Day, I will post something I am grateful for, and I invite you to join in and do the same.

The "To-Do- Institute" is actually offering a month of gratitude Course starting November 10th...

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