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What happens when you choose gratitude and appreciation? And how does this relate to health?

According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. Of these, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts. The MAC Gratitude Challenge is the perfect opportunity to rewire your thinking patterns by practicing daily gratitude.

MAC Gratitude Challenge

Join your fellow Members in training your brain to think positive. Visit this blog and comment in the box below (scroll to the bottom of the page) with one thing that you are grateful for each day in April. Please be sure to include your name.

Each day you participate, you will earn $1 toward an Amazon gift card. You must complete at least 27/30 days to receive a $30 Amazon gift card at the end of the challenge. If you miss 3 or more out of 30 days (both consecutive and non-consecutive), you will be eliminated from this challenge.

Goal: Aim for 30 days and witness how this impacts your mental health!

Adopt an Abundance Mindset

“You have the right to choose what to focus on. What’s wrong is always available, but so is what’s right.”
Tony Robbins

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Benefits of Practicing Daily Gratitude

Improves Psychological Health

by reducing toxic emotions such as stress, anxiety and depression and increasing happiness.

Increases Mental Strength

by promoting thankfulness and fostering resilience.

Improves Self Esteem

by making you aware of the good other people do for you. As a result, you feel loved, cared for and appreciated.

Helps you live longer

because optimism and positive emotions have been shown to extend lifespans.

Improves relationships

by helping us to understand others and to help us act pro-socially toward them. This causes others to feel grateful and act pro-socially towards us.

Increases Productivity

by lowering stress, boosting creativity, and opening our minds to more possibilities.

Comment with your name and daily gratitude in the box below:

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Laura Leszczynski
7 months ago

While working from home is a challenge, I’m grateful to spend more time with my family.

Emily Mohr
Emily Mohr
7 months ago

Today I am thankful for all the front line workers who put their own health at risk to provide us service.

Megan
Megan
7 months ago

Thankful for the sunshine!

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

Finally getting to some organization projects makes me feel happy and fulfilled..grateful for this uninterrupted time!

Peter Schuelke
Peter Schuelke
7 months ago

Grateful for feeling healthy in this time.

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

I am grateful that I completed a workout this morning (the workouts MAC sent). It felt good.

Krissy Beaugrand
Krissy Beaugrand
7 months ago

I am Thankful and grateful that I am at the happiest point of my life . Praying for everyone to stay healthy .

Emily Mohr
Emily Mohr
7 months ago

I’m grateful for being able to spend quality time with my dog Bailey and taking her on longer walks.

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

THE SUN IS OUT TODAY!! I’m so grateful as its soooo needed!

Peter Schuelke
Peter Schuelke
7 months ago

Grateful for all the doctors and nurses pouring all their effort into fighting covid19.

Allie Mayer
Allie Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful for my “kinda” dog, Mimosa!

Brad
Brad
7 months ago

not to be self serving but I’m truly grateful for how much our membership is supporting the MAC though this current crisis and other set-backs

Estée Tanel O'Connor
Estée Tanel O'Connor
7 months ago

Grateful for the technology that allows me to keep in touch with my family…whether they are in Manchester, Bayside, Mumbai, or literally across the street. Might as well be an ocean away!

Krissy Beaugrand
Krissy Beaugrand
7 months ago

I count my blessings every day !

Krissy Beaugrand
Krissy Beaugrand
7 months ago

I count my blessings each and every day 😊

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

The SUN! It makes a big difference.

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

The Sun! It makes such a difference.

Cj Goldberg
Cj Goldberg
7 months ago

Close-up Magic! But more importantly knowing the club is working for the members still, which was especially apparent via all the kids having fun on the zoom.

Sissy Butner
Sissy Butner
7 months ago

Today I am grateful for my dog Oats who will be ten next month. His presence over the years has been and is still a major part of my regular routine.
He continuously brings me so much joy, I’m lucky to have him with me now more than ever, especially for walks and naps!

Krissy Beaugrand
Krissy Beaugrand
7 months ago

I am grateful my family and friends are healthy

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

I’m grateful it’s Friday…there is sun and warmth in the forecast and I can use the weekend to tackle more spring cleaning projects!

Emily Mohr
Emily Mohr
7 months ago

Today I’m grateful for my health and being pain/injury free.

Dave Dorner
Dave Dorner
7 months ago

I’m grateful for being retired and not having to worry about the business during these times, but also I’m concerened for all the individuals and businesses that are being hurt during this situation.

Allie Mayer
Allie Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful for my amazing friends!

Eleanor Cauthen
Eleanor Cauthen
7 months ago

Grateful for long walks and warmer weather!

April Harkins
April Harkins
7 months ago

I am grateful for all of the selfless healthcare workers

CJ Goldberg
CJ Goldberg
7 months ago

The garbageman who just drove by and other essential workers who are keeping this city and country working in thankless jobs.

Carol steeno
Carol steeno
7 months ago

I love my gardening, carol Steeno

Estée Tanel O'Connor
Estée Tanel O'Connor
7 months ago

I’m happy to have fulfilling work that continues to occupy my time.

Sissy Butner
Sissy Butner
7 months ago

I am thankful for the beautiful weather lately, especially being able to open all the windows in my home to let the fresh air in!

Peter Schuelke
Peter Schuelke
7 months ago

I am grateful for the MAC continuing to keep members active/interacting

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

The games andpuzzles my daughter drops off. The puzzles have been a challenge on their own. They are absorbing – even though I sometimes feel like I’d like to cut the piece to fit. We’re getting there –

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

I am grateful for my balcony so I can enjoy the sunshine and outdoors more, while still staying safe.

Allie Mayer
Allie Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful for my loving, hysterical husband. He keeps me on my toes!

Sissy Butner
Sissy Butner
7 months ago

I am thankful for Rupauls drag Race, I had never seen the show before quarantine. It’s both mindless, funny, and has lots of seasons. While it’s an amazing art-form with creative contestants, it’s great background noise while I work on other projects around my home.

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

Eating popcorn and watching Frozen ll with one of my favorite people cuddled next to me.

Allie Mayer
Allie Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful for me and my family’s good health.

Reid Mayer
Reid Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful for my wife.

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

I am grateful for my friends and family and that easy/relaxing Sunday mornings are still a thing during this quarantine.

Peter Schuelke
Peter Schuelke
7 months ago

I am grateful for my family

April Harkins
April Harkins
7 months ago

I am grateful for my students who are persevering through online learning.

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

Seeing the crocuses push their way through.a sure sign of Spring.

Sissy Butner
Sissy Butner
7 months ago

I am grateful for my home, my place where I feel safe and grounded.

Emily Mohr
Emily Mohr
7 months ago

I’m grateful for being able to dig deep into a good book this weekend.

Allie Mayer
Allie Mayer
7 months ago

I am grateful that I am employed during this uncertainty.

Elizabeth Pancratz
Elizabeth Pancratz
7 months ago

I am grateful for another week to refresh and reset my workout regime.

Peter Schuelke
Peter Schuelke
7 months ago

I am grateful for my pup, Mimosa

Estée Tanel O'Connor
Estée Tanel O'Connor
7 months ago

I decided to be positive about the break in the grocery supply chain and use the opportunity to cook with different/less ingredients than I usually have. The results have still been delicious and I am developing new recipes out of necessity that will stay in my arsenal even once this is all over.

Sissy Butner
Sissy Butner
7 months ago

I’m grateful that I decided to take a couple online classes for fun this year. Now I have something both interesting and productive to work on, and no excuse but to do all the assigned readings…

Karen Zoller
Karen Zoller
7 months ago

I am grateful for good friends who are always ready to listen and let you know you’re not alone.