My husband just came into the room where I am writing this and said, "Thankful Thursday"! For any first time readers, every Thursday I make a list of things I am thankful for. I have been doing this for quite a while but now I am keeping count because of an idea that I got from Ann at Holy Experience.
So here is my list for today:
a creative mom
a compassionate sister
a dad with integrity
a hardworking husband
sun rises a little earlier in the mornings
hot cup of tea
my own studio
kids and grandkids healthy
husband's cheerfulness every morning
feeling hopeful today
how God's word can change my outlook
time sewing yesterday
more time to sew today
forsythia buds turning green.
Did you know that being thankful is actually good for you?
A study reported in Psychology Today reported that "In general, participants who were asked to think about what they were grateful for, compared to control condition participants, experienced greater levels of optimism, positive mood, and feelings of belongingness over the period of the study. That is, experiencing gratitude promoted psychological well-being. Further, in one study, these participants reported fewer physical illness symptoms and indicated spending more time exercising. This suggests that gratitude may also promote healthy living. Also, these participants were more likely to report helping someone with a personal problem or offering emotional support to others. In other words, gratitude may also motivate pro-social or moral behavior."
That is quite amazing, isn't it?
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So what are you thankful for today?
Oh, and don't forget about my Pillow Party on Monday!