Welcome everyone and pull up a seat at the table. It’s Lunchtime in Rome. Tonight’s episode 198 is entitled, “Gratitude”. What if there was something that could help ALL of your emotional needs? We've got it, it’s gratitude.
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Being alone is the worst. Good times aren’t as good and bad times are worse when you are all alone. Romans 12:15 says to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. That is how you keep people from being alone and what this podcast is all about. We demonstrate that in the first 15 minutes of the podcast and talk about it for the rest.
So while it may not be 12:15 in Rome, we’re treating it like it is Lunchtime in Rome.
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Oxford - the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
Lunchtime in Rome - the mindset and action of appreciating that which you do have or the situation that you are in
Thoughts and/or comments on gratitude
Why have it?
How can you have more of it?
What happens when you ignore it or don’t have it?
How does it apply to each emotional need?
Acceptance - that you have people you have wronged
That you have people you want affection from
For the fact that they give you affection in any way
That you are doing things worthy of appreciation
That you have people that you value enough to want their appreciation
Again, that you have people that you want attention from
That you are doing things worthy of attention
For the relationships that you do have
For those who have brought you in and included you in the past
For the knowledge and ability to comfort others
For the comfort you have received in the past
Encouragement - that you have something worth being encouraged (task, challenge, project, accomplishment).
That you are worthy of respect
For the respect that you do get
For the ability to respect others
That you have things worthy of protecting
That you are as secure as you are
For those who have protected you historically
Support - that you have something worth being supported (task, challenge, project, accomplishment).
Gratitude as an antidote to complaints