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In life, there is a direct relationship between the amount of gratitude we express and the amount of joy we experience. St. Paul wisely counsels the Thessalonians and Ephesians to give thanks: “In all circumstances give thanks'' (1 Thess 5:18) and “giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.” (Eph 5:20).
Reflection: On Thursday we observed Thanksgiving. A wonderful spiritual practice is to keep a gratitude journal. At the end of each day write down a brief notation about three things you are grateful for. People who have maintained this practice for 30 days notice a significant increase in their experience of joy and a decrease in their stress and frustration.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy
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