• Sleeping or waking, we hear not the airy footsteps of the strange things that almost happen... Yet these things are always right beside our paths." David Swan pg 194 by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, December 22, 2011


The December issue of the New Era reports researchers asked a group of students to write for 20 minutes each day about things they were grateful for; another group about what they were angry about; and a third group about random things like the color of their shoes.

The ones that wrote about things they were grateful for were happier AND healthier!! WOW! I am starting my list today!!

Page 20 challenges you to write 100 things you are thankful for.

If you think that is too many it suggests writing:

10 living people you are grateful for
10 people that have died you are grateful for
10 physical abilities you are grateful for
10 material possessions you are grateful for
10 things about nature you are grateful for
10 things about today you are grateful for
10 places on earth you are grateful for
10 modern inventions you are grateful for
10 foods you are grateful for
10 things about the gospel you are grateful for


What about books, pictures, music, dances, activities, sports (or equipment for them), crafts/sewing, animals and birds, mental abilities, museums, ... you get the idea ... I bet you could make a list of 1000 ...

What do you think?

I think I will try.
I WANT to be happier and healthier!