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Healthy Gratitude

gratitude-quotesThanksgiving 2013 may be over, but that’s no reason to stop giving thanks or showing gratitude.

Being grateful, it turns out, is actually proven to be good for your health.  Harvard Medical School reports:  “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. . . gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.”

Clearly there are many benefits to having a grateful heart…we don’t take those lightly.  Being grateful is a lesson your chums continue to learn and want to encourage all those we know to acknowledge and express gratitude everyday.

Earlier this year we reported to you about a wonderful book we read entitled A Simple Act of GratitudeHow Learning To Say Thank You Changed My Life  by John Kralik.


If you haven’t read it yet, get yourself a copy and pick up an extra one for someone you love.  It would make a truly wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah gift.

Expressing gratitude every day can only lead to a life very rich with love and joy….a very abundant life indeed!


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  1. Wonderful post. Thank you. Another beautiful book about gratitude is A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

    December 2, 2013
    • Two Chums #

      We will get that one….thanks for the tip Janie 🙂

      December 2, 2013
  2. Laurie #

    Thank you, both, for doing this blog. I look forward to it and enjoy it. And thanks, for this particular post, which reminded me to tell you this.

    Robin, I love that you share memories I’ve posted on Facebook.

    December 2, 2013
    • Two Chums #

      Thank you for the encouragement Laurie…we are so grateful for your support. And I love your memories and FB posts. After all these years I love that we can reconnect 🙂

      December 2, 2013

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