Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from Rightmi.com

Some great works pop into the mailbox from time to time.

Something I personally try to do DAILY, is give thanks to my Maker and Provider.  It costs nothing, it takes no time out of my day, and I can honestly feel the power it gives back for exercising a little humility in the presence of God’s works.

There are others who feel this way.  We are empowered by our faith, our personal culture and most importantly our gratitude for so much that we have been given.  From FEE’s What Ten Lepers in the Book of Luke Can Teach Us about Gratitude:

” In his 2008 book, Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Robert A. Emmons, who spent years studying gratitude, wrote that

grateful people experience higher levels of positive emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness and optimism, and that the practice of gratitude as a discipline protects a person from the destructive impulses of envy, resentment, greed and bitterness.

One would think this would make gratitude easy for us. Who doesn’t want to be happier and more successful? Alas, gratitude, for all its merit, is not something easily embraced, evidence suggests.

The most obvious example, of course, is the presence of the “victimhood culture,” which has turned grievance into a fad. There is indeed something odd and troubling about an ideology that stokes the embers of our resentment, particularly in a time and place enjoying unprecedented wealth and opportunity.

No victimhood message here.  Only full blown gratitude.

Click on the link and read the rest, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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