Another study, focused on participants with a neuromuscular disease, and they reported higher levels of positive sleep, as well as more and better quality sleep. The study group participant's spouse or partner were also asked to track behaviors during the study and reported more positive outlooks and less negativity, meaning that the effects of gratitude were noticeable by others.
I already knew all of this. Okay, I hadn't consciously sat down and thought about how being grateful was making me happier or healthier, I just knew on some level that it was. This article simply confirmed what I already knew and could feel within myself as I contemplated my blessings.
I love that God's commandments are for the benefit of his children. And so it is with the commandment to "...live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which He doth bestow upon you" (Alma 34:38). I hope that you often spend time contemplating and listing those things for which you are thankful. As you do, you will reap the blessings of being thankful.
It's hard to narrow the list to just a few things each day for which I'm thankul.
So, here is a long list:
leaves changing colors
sleep and rest
my savior and friend, jesus christ
my grandma's orange chairs
books on my shelves
art on my walls
time with friends
hope, faith, love, service
testimony of christ, prayer, the restored gospel and god
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