It is school holidays in my part of the world! That means time to be spent with the kids and hubby. Hooray! We are all really looking forward to being together, converting our back shed into a ‘garden room’ and not meeting too many time lines.
I am hoping to continue with my Monday, Wednesday and ‘thought for the weekend’ blogs, but they may be shorter!
I was reading a Positive Psychology News Daily Post by Shaen Yeo which I found particularly inspiring. It was about Nick Vujicic, a courageous man who was born with no arms or legs. Please go to the link if you are interested in reading more!
(Sorry, for those who receive my blogs on email, the link did not work, but this link does!)
“The role of gratitude on living a full life is not new. In his research, Robert Emmons has found that being grateful has significant physical, psychological and social benefits. People who practice gratitude often report better immune systems, better sleep, and more positivity. They also feel less lonely, less isolated and more generous.
For Nick, being grateful means focusing on what he has, what Emmons calls an affirmation of goodness: there are good things in the world, and we have received some of them. It also provides a means for Nick to figure out where that goodness is coming from, in Emmons’ words, “recognizing a humble dependence on others.” Nick credits his parents for treating him as a normal child, his wife Kanae for unwavering love, and God for giving him this life to inspire others.”
It is always good to be reminded, to take a moment for thinking about ‘some of the good things in the world we have received.’