Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gratitude Encouragement

The TV news anchor Deborah Norville researched this topic for her book, Thank You Power, Making the Science of Gratitude work for you. Isn’t that interesting, they are now calling it a science.

She found a study by Robert Emmons from the U of Ca Davis that said, “gratitude works by giving off other positive emotions--such as joy, contentment—through the immune system or endocrine system. Gratitude for and contentment with what we have is the antidote to greed and envy."

You might want to repeat that statement out loud to help it sink in. To get a perspective on your relative wealth compared to the rest of the world, go to and type in your annual household income. You will be surprised!

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