The Power of Gratitude   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_9118465It has been proven to me time and time again that nothing lifts our spirits or lightens our burdens like gratitude. Recent books on the subject and reports in the media indicate that many others are finding this to be true. In an article published two years ago in The New York Times, John Tierney writes, “Cultivating an ‘attitude of gratitude’ has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior toward others …” (“A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day,” November 21, 2011).  … Read more …

The full text of this thoughtful article, The Power of Gratitude by Pamela McKnight, can be found on JHS-online by following this link.  In it she relates how her days and moments have been lifted and brightened by learning to give thanks for the little as well as the big things.

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