Gratitude Makes Us Happy!!

Hi! It’s Sharon again.

Just read this most encouraging article from our friend, Pam’s post. (THANKS, PAM!!)

Image result for images of gratitude and thanksThe article is about how neuroscience is proving that there are rituals — like looking for things to be grateful for — that can actually help raise the levels of brain chemicals that make us feel happy! (specifically, dopamine and seratonin) Read more about it…Here’s the link: Gratitude

The author says, “I know, sometimes life lands a really mean punch in the gut and it feels like there’s nothing to be grateful for. Guess what? Doesn’t matter. You don’t have to find anything. It’s the searching that counts.”

Via The Upward Spiral:

It’s not finding gratitude that matters most; it’s remembering to look in the first place. Remembering to be grateful is a form of emotional intelligence. One study found that … as emotional intelligence increases, the neurons in these areas become more efficient. With higher emotional intelligence, it simply takes less effort to be grateful.

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And gratitude doesn’t just make your brain happy — it can also create a positive feedback loop in your relationships. So express that gratitude to the people you care about.

Pentecost (Birthday of the Church)

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor pentecost imagesWe hope to see you Sunday for Pentecost!

During Treasure Seekers children who move up to a new grade-level team will be moving to a new classroom. We will help your children with the transition and want to give you a chance to remind your children as well. Feel free to come early if your child would feel better seeing his or her new room before worship.

Children entering kindergarten will move to the K-1st team. Children entering 2nd will move to the 2nd-3rd grade team. Children entering 4th will move to the 4th-5th grade team.

Feel free to be in touch with any questions and/or concerns. Thank you!

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