Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank You Power!

One of the best ways to get through difficult challenging times is to develop a thankful heart. There is a type of "power" you receive from being thankful, no matter what your circumstances may be. This is a biblical principal, "Be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." and is scientifically proven.

The key is to focus on what is working for you, instead of what is not working. How do we do this? Start by:
  • Noticing the small things in life: a child's smile, the smell of coffee or maybe just getting up in the morning.
  • Get a notebook and pen: keep in your purse or car and slow down and notice the good things in your life.
  • Write down a least three things to be thankful for a day.
Studies have shown that people who are thankful and have a positive outlook on life are more likely to :
  • Be more creative
  • Bounce back from adversity faster
  • Be less intimidated by challenges
  • Have a higher immune response
  • Be more alert and interested
  • Be more adventurous
  • Live longer
  • More likely to help others
  • Be more likable
  • Be less judging
Remember, sometimes the most significant blessings are from the most insignificant events.


betty said...

I really like this blog, Kathy! I believe this. I have a book by Gills called 'The cure for worry: a thankful heart'. When I start worrying a lot, I know I'm not counting my blessings. :)

CoachK said...

thank you Bettsy! I love when you stop by. I will have to look up that book - it sounds good. Fear and worry never help and they take alot of time and effort. I just wish I had figured that out a little earlier in my life. :)

Cynthia Cay said...

Great post, Coach! It is a truth to be lived! It is easy to see how your bulleted points play out in our lives and the lives of others around us. Thanks for the reminder.