Tag Archives: gratitude

An Amazing Thanksgiving Proclamation — by the President of the United States of America

What a surprise it is, to those of us with modern sensitivities, to read this amazing Thanksgiving proclamation—especially since it was released by the President of the United States of America. I’ve reformatted it a bit, just to make it easier to read (no changes in the words, however). See if you don’t agree that it is a wonderful prayer and blessing: Continue reading

Do you give thanks in ALL things?

Barb and I support a wonderful missionary couple, Brian and Christy Lewis, who work with Wycliffe International in southeast Asia. Recently, the Lewis family has wrestled with illness and death. Christi wrote me about the lessons she’s learning about being thankful. I pray that her words will bless you, as they did me. Continue reading

Giving thanks isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you

Kim Painter, a columnist for USA Today wrote a column reminding each of us of the potential health value of thanksgiving: Thursday, in between the cheese ball appetizers and the pumpkin pie desserts, most of us will indulge in something proven to have powerful health benefits. No, it’s not that extra serving of stuffing. It’s the expression of gratitude — the simple act of thanking God, thanking others or just counting your blessings. Saying thanks, it turns out, isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you. But there’s a catch: You have to do it even when the calendar does not say “Thanksgiving.” Continue reading

The health benefits of being thankful

There are many ways to develop a positive attitude, but one easy way to begin is with the habit of giving thanks. Here’s an excerpt on what I call “the gratitude antidote” from my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy. Continue reading

Research suggests grateful people are healthier

In my book 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy I discuss the cutting-edge research demonstrating that people who are more grateful are more highly healthy. Furthermore, those who work on increasing their attitude of gratitude also become more healthful. Continue reading

A Simple ‘Thank You’ Brings Rewards to All

Expressing gratitude benefits both you and the person being thanked, a new study finds. This new research backs up the studies I discuss in my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy. I discuss how an attitude of gratitude not only can result in a more highly healthy you, but even increase the health of those around you. More details on my book at the end of the blog, but here are the details of the study from HealthDay News: Continue reading

Join Dr. Walt and Barb in saying thanks to our military in Iraq

Hundreds of you joined Barb and me last Christmas in sending “Thank You” post cards to our military men and women overseas. The program, sponsored by Xerox, is starting once again.

If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq .

You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!

It is completely FREE and will only take you a moment or two of your time.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every soldier, marine, airman, and sailor received a bunch of these?

Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.

This takes just 10 seconds and it’s a wonderful way to say thank you.    Please take the time to send one and to pass it on for others to do.

We can never say enough thank you’s!

12 Ways to Live Longer

When I wrote my book, 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People, I included information on how people can make decisions that will affect the quantity and quality of their lives. Here’s a redux of a number of studies on longevity (adapted from an article from Fox News).

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Being thankful can make you healthier, happier

Here’s a excerpt from two of my books, 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People and God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Person. You can find my books here. 

There are many ways to become more highly healthy, but one easy way to begin at this time of the year is with the discipline of giving thanks. Last Thanksgiving, Barb and I sat around the table after a glorious dinner with a small group of family and friends. One of our friends, who was like a second daughter to us, asked us if we could practice a tradition that her family had enjoyed for generations. 

“We just go around in a circle,” she explained, “telling each other what we are thankful for. Each time you speak, you can only share one thing you’re thankful for. Then, we just keep going around for as long as it takes.”

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Giving thanks isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you

Kim Painter, a columnist for USA Today penned this reminder of the health value of thanksgiving: Thursday, in between the cheese ball appetizers and the pumpkin pie desserts, most of us will indulge in something proven to have powerful health benefits. No, it’s not that extra serving of stuffing. It’s the expression of gratitude — the simple act of thanking God, thanking others or just counting your blessings. Saying thanks, it turns out, isn’t just pious or polite. It’s good for you.

More Information: Continue reading