Welcome to the First Parish Gratitude Blog!
Throughout the month of November our congregation will be exploring the theme of gratitude together in various ways. In order to expand that conversation, we’ve invited member of our faith community to share their thoughts and perspectives on our theme and we’ll be sharing one post here each day.
There has been a lot of research on gratitude published in the past decade. Studies have shown that people who engage in a practice of gratitude feel happier overall. Couples who make a habit of sharing their appreciation of each other report greater satisfaction within their relationships. Since 1966 people around the globe have been celebrating World Gratitude Day.
What role does gratitude play in your life? What are you thankful for? To what or whom are you grateful and how do you express it? What evokes a sense of gratitude for you, and how do you experience that feeling on a spiritual level? These are some of the questions our contributors will be touching on in their posts this month. Some of the answers may surprise you.
We welcome your thoughts and comments throughout the month. I will be curating and moderating the conversation and hope that it will enrich all of our perspectives. I am very grateful for the many people willing to share their thoughts and I look forward to the new opportunities for connection that this project offers.
Thank you all for joining us!
~ Elizabeth Hunter