A selfish reason for being thankful

A study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons, a psychologist and professor at the University of California-Davis, "discovered scientific proof that when people regularly engage in a systematic cultivation of gratitude, they experience a variety of measurable benefits: psychological, physical, and interpersonal.” So even with so much going wrong in our world right now, could it be that gratitude is as healthy a personal discipline as working out or eating right?
Tags:  Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Thankful, Tamasy, Grateful

Almost welcome

Even with all the division, fear and suffering in our nation today, we see examples almost every day of people helping people, going out of their way to lend a hand, supply a meal, extend a courtesy. Do you see these acts of kindness? Look for them, be inspired by them, and be one of them!
Tags:  Gratitude, Welcome, Hospitality, Sanders

Before honor is humility

"You can humble yourself, or I will do it for you." Sounds like something a bully might say, right? Actually, it's probably the experience we've all had at one point or another in life. What if it was an intentional choice on our part, though? Instead of letting our mistakes embarrass us, here are two ingredient for turning humility into honor.
Tags:  Humility, Gratitude, Campbell

Choosing gratitude

What goes through your mind when you don’t get what you feel you deserve? How much thought do you put into achieving or acquiring something you really want? It’s good to have ambition and pursue fairness, except when they feed (or are fed by) our discontentment. What keeps our motives pure is a posture of gratitude.
Tags:  Gratitude, Alcorn, Thankfulness

Gratitude as a motivator

It's one thing to get fired up about something at a conference or training seminar. It's another thing to sustain that excitement once you're back in the “valley” of everyday workplace challenges. How, then, can we find the motivation we need to not only establish and start pursuing worthwhile goals, but also to sustain the effort?
Tags:  Gratitude, Thankful, Tamasy

How to receive a compliment

Why is it so hard for us to take a compliment? And should we? Aren’t we ‘humble sinners, saved by grace and through no works of our own’? Isn’t it prideful to revel in the praise of men? Here’s what I’ve learned about receiving compliments; 4 simple tips:
Tags:  Compliment, Gratitude, Campbell

Give thanks - for everything

At this time of year, we typically focus on the enjoyable things we have experienced. But what about the many hard things this year has brought? Are we supposed to pretend all is well in the world, even when we're hurting, struggling and grieving?
Tags:  Thankful, Gratitude, Trial, Tamasy