Downey Adventist Church
Beyond Thanksgiving
November 28, 2020

Beyond Thanksgiving

November 28, 2020

1. Being thankful makes it easier to be

This gratitude then motivates partners to behave in a similar, responsive way. Then, like a snowball effect, the perception of the reciprocal behavior of the partner fosters more gratitude in the other partner as well. This results in the development of a positive cycle with an increase in both gratitude and caring behavior for both spouses (Nicholson, 2011). https://positivepsychology.com/gratitude-research/

 

2. Being thankful is a form of

John 13:34-35

Matthew 5:43-47  

Matthew 22:36-40

The study showed that grateful individuals experience more positive emotions, are more satisfied with life, and experience fewer negative emotions including depression, anxiety and envy. Perhaps not surprisingly, more grateful people also tend to be more pro-socially oriented. They are more likely to be empathic, forgiving, helpful and supportive than those who are less grateful. They are less focused on attaining materialistic goals. An interesting finding from McCullough et al.’s (2002) study was that those who show more gratefulness also tend to be more spiritually and religiously minded.  – McCullough, Emmons and Tsang (2002) https://positivepsychology.com/gratitude-research/

 

3. Being thankful leads to .

Psalm 100:4

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