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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Attitude of Gratitude..series

Thankful people are refreshing, life-giving springs, while unthankful people pull others down with them into the stagnant pools of their selfish, demanding, miserable ways.

We have all known people who were unpleasant to be around because of their negative, down-in-the-mouth way of looking at life. Perhaps we also know what it is to have our own attitudes affected adversely by such people. Thankfulness is infectious; it poisons and contaminates the atmosphere of our hearts, homes, and other relationships.

But gratefulness is squally contagious. Do you remember the story of Pollyanna, the orphaned child who was sent to live with a cantankerous aunt who didn't want her? Do you remember how the whole climate of that home and community was literally transformed as Pollyanna introduced a joyless, thankless town to "The Glad Game"? At first, people made fun of the strange little girl who insisted on finding something to be glad about every time anything had happened. But ultimately they were compelled by the power of "the attitude of gratitude."

*part one- come back next week for part 2*

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