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Grateful to the max to each of the recumbent racers (6 women and 19 men) who showed up to the Dallas Senior Games and raced in 25 MPH wind. Such grit, such determination. Wow and wow again.

 

 

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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/

 

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"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."


 

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Grateful the high winds have stopped. 

 

 

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Grateful for excellent health.

 

 

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Grateful (again, still) to live in a bird migration zone, and for brilliant, local birder pals.

 

 

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In the past 36 hours we have pedaled 115 miles (took us 9 hours on the trikes) annnnnnd we are still energized! We are both super grateful for the experience, the training and the fact that we feel great.

 

So I guess this could read: we are grateful for the benefits of being active and are glad we're health nuts. 

 

 

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Grateful for a weekend that starts today, warm weather and a ton of fun on the to-do list.

 

 

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Grateful for senior games sports directors who are expanding to include recumbent racers. And the racers who are going to show up.

 

 

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Grateful for faith.

 

 

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Beyond grateful that another state has, as of yesterday afternoon, added recumbent cycling to their Senior Games events. Rah!

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