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Gratitude January 7, 2019

Posted by Beth in Uncategorized.

Yesterday I read a fascinating research paper which looked at how fostering gratitude affects psychological and physical well-being. The conclusion of the study suggested “that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.” The study is from 2003, so I am helping further searching will lead me to more scientific work on this topic.

Counting Blessing Versus Burdens: an Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life.” R. Emmons and M. McCullough J Per Soc Psych 2003, Vol 84, No. 2 , 377-389

Until then – I plan to continue the practice of finding 3 Good Things every day.

From yesterday:

  1. Spending time with my 96 1/2 year old mother-in-law.
  2. A much needed California rainstorm (complete with lightening, a rarity in this part of the country).
  3. Sam Harris’ meditation app – Waking Up.

From today:

  1. Making mesophilic yogurt (high in Vit. K2) with raw milk and my new cultures
  2. A glimpse of sunshine between winter storms
  3. Staying warm with my new favorite tea, Tumeric Spice from Samovar.
I’m making the yogurt in a slightly warmed oven b/c room temperature in my house is not 70-77 degrees.


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