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Grateful to be able to watch a few migrating birds (I'm looking at you, Redheads, American Widgeon, Western Grebes, Buffleheads, Coots and Canada Geese) while riding local bike trails.

 

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Grateful for a sunny sky forecast and a new bike trail connecting two local 'burgs. Wah-hoot-zie!

Gimme trail, gimme trail, I say!Gimme trail, gimme trail, I say!

 

 

 

 

 

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Grateful for Chinook Winds. Yesterday at this time in the morning it was 27F. Right now it is 59F. Chinook Winds being the difference maker.

 

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Grateful for friends. And how. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Grateful to live in a place with four seasons. I adore them all!

 

4 seasons: always something to enjoy!4 seasons: always something to enjoy!

 

 

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Grateful for music's ability to change a mood.

 

 

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Grateful for weekends spent in Rocky Mountain National Park.  And the crockpot that cooked dinner for us while we goofed off in our beautiful back yard.

 

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Grateful for good health. And snow covered mountains. And snowshoes. And free days at Rocky Mountain National Park. 

 

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Grateful for snowshoes, snowy mountains, sunlight and the will to put it all together in one fun calorie burning outing. Smiley Happy

 

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So very grateful to live in the Pacific Northwest.


Epster wrote:

Gratitude can improve your life, and may even save it! No really. Dartmouth posted this web page on the importance of gratitude: http://www.umassd.edu/counseling/forparents/reccomendedreadings/theimportanceofgratitude/

 

Here’s a clip from that page:

 

"Researchers ... are turning their attention to the study of gratitude and its relationship to health and mental well-being. I will present some of their findings here to help us understand how gratitude is helpful and why it's important to our well-being.

 

People who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis have been found to exercise more regularly, have fewer physical symptoms, feel better about their lives as a whole, and feel more optimistic about their upcoming week as compared to those who keep journals recording the stressors or neutral events of their lives.


Daily discussion of gratitude results in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness, energy, and sleep duration and quality. Grateful people also report lower levels of depression and stress, although they do not deny or ignore the negative aspects of life.


People who think about, talk about, or write about gratitude daily are more likely to report having helped someone with a personal problem or offered emotional support to another person.


Those with a disposition towards gratitude are found to place less importance on material goods, are less likely to judge their own or others success in terms of possessions accumulated, are less envious of wealthy people, and are more likely to share their possessions with others.


Emerging research suggests that daily gratitude practices may have some preventative benefits in warding of coronary artery disease."