Today, our team in Vienna took time to celebrate “Thanksgiving,” a day set aside to reflect on all we are thankful for in our lives.
Robert Emmons, a leading scientific expert on gratitude, has shown through research that people who demonstrate consistent gratitude experience:
▪ Stronger immune systems
▪ Better health and wellness
▪ Lower blood pressure
▪ More joy and happiness
▪ Longer and better sleep
▪ Greater levels of forgiveness
▪ Higher levels of optimism and
▪ Less loneliness and isolation
Thankfulness is powerful; particularly when we take time to express gratitude to those we serve with.
It’s just so easy to take things around us for granted and forget how blessed we really are.
When was the last time you told someone how thankful you are for them? Or expressed thankfulness to a team member for the job they do?
Thanksgiving is more than a day…it’s a choice we make every day! So, let’s take a moment and express our thankfulness to God and to those He has called to serve with you.
Just in case we haven’t said it lately, we’re thankful for you!
We’re so blessed to be a part of a relational network like FEIC and continue to pray for you each weekend as you inspire community and thankfulness!