Wednesday, November 17, 2010

3 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!!!

DAY 14 of 21~ Husband

There are not words to explain my gratitude to have you in my life. You are the answer to my prayers and an amazing husband, a great father and the best friend a gal can hope for.  Risking a cliche.. You complete me.

38 years ago a woman I had never met gave birth to an adorable little boy.  This little boy will be molded into a respectable, honorable, loving, understanding man, father, husband, and best friend.  I am the luckiest woman in the world to have found him, and I'm NOT letting go....

Happy Birthday Baby!!!


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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