The Power of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Why Gratitude Journals Matter

In a world buzzing with constant activity and distractions, it’s easy to overlook the small moments of joy and appreciation that pepper our lives. Yet, these moments hold incredible power. They have the ability to uplift our spirits, shift our perspectives, and cultivate a deeper sense of contentment within us. Enter the gratitude journal – a simple yet profoundly effective tool for harnessing the transformative power of gratitude in our daily lives.

Cultivating a Positive Mindset

One of the key benefits of keeping a gratitude journal is its ability to cultivate a positive mindset. When we take the time to reflect on and document the things we’re grateful for, we train our minds to focus on the abundance and blessings in our lives rather than dwelling on what’s lacking or going wrong. This shift in perspective can have a ripple effect, influencing how we interpret and respond to the events and challenges that come our way.

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing

Gratitude journaling has also been linked to improved emotional wellbeing. By regularly expressing gratitude, we tap into feelings of joy, contentment, and peace. This can help reduce feelings of stress,

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Keeping Your High School Athletes Safe With a Portable AED Defibrillator Many high school athletic organizations are the core of their schools supported and celebrated by students, teachers, parents and the community as a whole. Whether it is on the court, field or track, most schools provide uniforms, funding and academic support to their student athletes. In addition, school officials need to make sure they are doing all they can to keep players safe and healthy, whether it be through certified CPR training, providing healthy snacks and water, adjusting requirements for students with special needs, or ensuring their practice and playing areas are equipped with a portable defibrillator. According to the American Heart Association, “The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in high school athletes ranges from .28 to 1 death per 100,000 high school athletes annually in the U.S.” Tragedies like sudden cardiac arrest are most common among high school students due to the large number of participants and their being more prone to heart-related events.

One high school that knows this too well is Parkview High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Student Antony Hobbs suffered a sudden and fatal cardiac arrest on the basketball court. In an effort …

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