Are you carrying around toxic emotions like guilt, shame, anger, self-loathing, envy, resentment, frustration, or regret?

Try cultivating 
an attitude
of gratitude! 

Gratitude can reduce our desire to make social comparisons. Instead of carrying around resentment, try to value and appreciate the accomplishments of others.

Research says that:

Gratitude increases our capacity to have empathy for others.

Gratitude reduces aggression.

Gratitude may even help you sleep better!  Try spending just 15 minutes making a list of a few of life’s gifts before bed, and you may sleep better and longer.

Gratitude reduces stress and may also play a role in overcoming trauma.

My thoughts are:

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is about expanding one’s perspective of God and of the world and of self.

Whether you call it counting blessings or practicing gratitude, taking note of the gifts that God places in your life each day is part of living a lifestyle of worship.

Why not try giving thanks for three things each day? Take note of all the blessings large and small that come your way. Ask God to show you glimpses of His hand at work in the world. Pray daily prayers of thanksgiving.  Make this part of your countdown to celebrate Thanksgiving. Go beyond Thanksgiving and try it for 100 days or for a full year.

The benefits of a grateful spirit are waiting for you!

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