Psychological Immune System

Gratitude is like a psychological immune system, Philippians 4:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:18
"Feeling grateful and expressing it decreases stress, increases happiness, and generally makes people feel better about life."*

After a national survey, the Templeton Foundation is investing $6 million to do further research on gratitude. It appears that gratitude is like "a psychological immune system." By "refocusing" on the good things in life, we become healthier, more enjoyable to be around, and happier overall. 

Isn't if fun when secular studies prove something God has been telling us all along?

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things...[and] give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

God said it and science is proving it's the best way to live. Now if we Christians would just act like we believe it.

* Quote and source for some info in this post: "2 Little Words" by Janice Kaplan, Good Housekeeping, February 2013, Page 93-98

5 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, love it when the world finally catches up, lol
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Thank you, Gail for this reminder of how God "thinks of everything"! I'm grateful for His amazing idea called gratitude!

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  3. Hey Gail ... first time visitor ... LOVE the variety and depth of what you offer! I'll be back!

    Linda

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  4. During the course of my life I have easily been able to separate people into 2 columns - the happy, uplifting, grateful ones, and the UNhappy, whining, "poor meeeeees." I never thought of it in the terms you've expressed here....that we are programmed to be happy only if God's will is honored.

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  5. Thank you so much for linking this up with Mommy Moments!

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