Current scientific research on gratitude is finding that grateful people are more likely to experience joy, happiness, and optimism; are physically healthier (with lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems); and are more likely to act generously and compassionately.
Gratitude may be a critical virtue for a life that is enriching and enriches others; and it may be that it only blossoms when one has someone they are grateful to. The new science of gratitude is not only showing us the ways in which gratitude is beneficial, it is also finding practical ways to cultivate gratitude in one’s own life and in one’s community.
Linked below are resources on gratitude. Sermons will be judged based on the integration of the research provided in these websites, but you are not restricted to only using this research. For more information on how sermons will be judged, please visit the judging section of the Rules and Information page.