Grateful Week 3

Week 3 of Grateful

Monday, January 16 – Grateful to have met Dave Wilson a new client of mine. I am helping him with a custom Facebook Business Fan Page and setting up LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 17 – Grateful to Rick and Alyssa for making dinner tonight. Taco Tuesday. They did a great job. Yum! And to top off the day – I am grateful to my dear friend Banu; she got 10 free tickets to Harvey’s Comedy Club for us women this weekend. We are going to celebrate our friend Katina’s birthday. SUPER COOL!!! Thank you Banu!

Wednesday, January 18 – I woke up to 3 inches if snow, so beautiful! Grateful to sleep in an hour since they girl’s had a snow day.

Thursday, January 19 – Grateful to my new client Larry Good. Thank you so much for your timely responses and for your military services. I am excited to start working on your logo and website design. Logo design near completion; I will post after final is approved. I am grateful that my girls are doing so well in school … Breanna’s first spelling test and she rocked it!

Friday, January 20 – Grateful for the quality time I got to spend with my husband. Thanks to Ben and Jennifer for having the girls over for the night.

Saturday, January 21 – Grateful to have such a great group of women. We had so much fun in P-Town celebrating Katina’s birthday. Wonderful friends, food, drinks, music, and dancing. Portland City Grill, Benson Hotel, Harvey’s Comedy Club, Splash Bar, Dirty and back to the Benson. Thank you Connie and David, the room was perfect, well except for the roll up blind, lol. Thank you Rick for watching our girls so I could go out – you know you’re the best!

Sunday, January 22 – Grateful for the wonderful bottomless Mimosas and brunch with my girlfriends. Night Light Lounge was fabulous. Looking forward to taking my family there next time.

A friend of mine noticed that I was doing this weekly and sent me an interesting article “The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier.” It states that, “There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea. Several studies have shown depression to be inversely correlated to gratitude. It seems that the more grateful a person is, the less depressed they are.

Recent studies have concluded that the expression of gratitude can have profound and positive effects on our health, our moods and even the survival of our marriages.”

The article also pointed out:
Apparently, positive vibes aren’t just for hippies. If you want in on the fun, here are some simple things you can do to build positive momentum toward a more happy and fulfilling life:
1) Keep a daily journal of three things you are thankful for. This works well first thing in the morning, or just before you go to bed.

2) Make it a practice to tell a spouse, partner or friend something you appreciate about them every day.

3) Look in the mirror when you are brushing your teeth, and think about something you have done well recently or something you like about yourself.

Thank you Wiesje for reaffirming my “Gratitude” cause. You can read the whole article here “The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier”

grateful |ˈgrātfəl|
feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful

Please feel free to comment and share what you are grateful for.

What do you think about this article’s findings? And most importantly, what are you “Grateful” for this week?


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