The Importance of Thankfulness

 

John Wooden said “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” This is true! Hard times come for all of us. It is in those times that it is incredibly  important to be thankful. You may be saying I have nothing to be thankful for. My life is a trainwreck. Nothing is going right. And from the outside looking in you may be right. But there are two things you can be thankful for. One is you are alive. Two, you can read. There are 774 million people in the world who can’t read. That is a lot of people. So if you are reading this you are not in that category. I read once that if you want to appreciate what you have look at someone who has less.  And it is true.  Being thankful also has a postive impact on a person’s body. When you practice being thankful it reduces the impact on the adrenal glands. If your adrenal glands shut down from to much stress it can be fatal. So, find reasons to be thankful! Your body and your life will thank you for it.  Have a great day! And don’t forget to be happy!

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