Give things, and you may get something back: better health. University of California researcher Dr. Robert Emmons found that grateful people report a host of benefits, such as stronger immune systems, better sleep, and more joy and optimism. To foster gratitude write down what you are thankful for.
(FamilyFun Magazine Nov 2012)
I have a lot to be thankful for this month.
I had really high hopes of doing better with my second marathon then I had with the first. I did end up 5 minutes better but I was really shooting for 20 min. I was feeling really terrific until mile 20 then it all fell apart from there and my quads cramped up.
But as I reflect on the running season I am thankful for alot of things:
- Thanks to my family and friends for giving me the time in our busy schedules to run.
- I am so thankful to have been able to run with World Vision and raise money for children and families around the world who can benefit from clean safe water.
- Thank you to all my family and friends who donated money to World Vision on my behalf. Their generosity has been such a blessing.
- Thank you to my church family who gave me words of support and all their prayers.
- Thank you to my friend Jo who tracked my marathon while in church. I knew that each time I crossed a sensor she was praying for me.
- Thanks for my health. I might not have been able to finish this marathon if I hadn't healed up quickly from the dog bite that occurred 40 days ago.
- Thankful for the financial blessings to be able to participate in running events.
- I thank the Lord for all that he has done for me. For the grace I didn't deserve
What are you Thankful for today?