Thank you for visiting “Life and Random Thinking” today, and I hope you like my post today.
I was feeling grateful this morning, always a nice way to start the day. Maybe the best way
I can tie my own shoes! Truly that is something I am happy about. When my left hand was bandaged for almost six weeks I couldn’t tie my laces so I am grateful.
Gratitude is truly a nice way to start the day, and I have much to say thanks for including the cup of coffee in my Marvin the Martian mug. ♥ Mmmm
When we feel gratitude, it is healthy for us and this is actually been proven by studies (Harvard no less!).
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.https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier
The opposite of gratitude may be entitlement which advertising seems to promote in my opinion.
Comparison is the thief of happiness.President Theodore Roosevelt
One of the things I am grateful for is that my parents taught me to say “grace” before every meal. That simple quick moment to stop and acknowledge helps me to keep my gratitude battery charged.
I want to keep that gratitude battery charged because it affects how I respond throughout the day to minor inconveniences. It seems to take a real beating when I am behind the wheel. LOL
Speaking of “grace” – the camp song I still enjoy singing is Jonny Appleseed – the song gives thanks for the simple joys of life in a happy way: the sun, the rain, and the apple seed.
Long ago, when dinosaurs were young, I went to summer camp and we sang the Jonny Appleseed song – and this is the link to it on youtube – before meals. It was a lot of fun to join in with a hundred others to sing this song and we sang it at the table just yesterday but only the first verse. (smile)
Why not? I am still a camper at heart, after all.
I hope you feel young at heart today, and enjoy the simple joys of life all day, that you enjoy an apple and have the sense of appreciation for life that brings health to you.
Thanks for visiting – David ♥♥♥
BTW – before you go, who knows this song?
Hey, where did we go?
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playin’ a new game
Laughin’ and a-runnin’, hey, hey
Skippin’ and a-jumpin’
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping and you