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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
There are those who don’t bother giving thanks for anything because they figure that they have achieved all they have by themselves.
Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons and Dr. Michael E. McCullough, have done much of the research on gratitude. In one study, they asked all participants to write a few sentences each week, focusing on particular topics. One group wrote about things they were grateful for that had occurred during the week. A second group wrote about daily irritations or things that had displeased them, and the third wrote about events that had affected them (with no emphasis on them being positive or negative). After 10 weeks, those who wrote about gratitude were more optimistic and felt better about their lives. In fact, the study concluded in one category, they had fewer visits to physicians than those who focused on their displeasures and their aggravations.
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