Gratitude is a popular topic these days. A growing body of research shows the positive effects of gratitude to our mental, emotional and relational well-being. Yet as a believer, we have an even greater reason to be grateful than all of the scientific and research-based proof that gratitude can improve our personal lives.
This week I was blessed to go watch a Saint Bonaventure basketball game. St. Bonaventure is a university in my hometown of Olean, New York and anyone who grew up in Olean loves to root for the “Bonnies”. Since I don’t live near my hometown anymore, I rarely get to see a game, but this past week some friends from church gave me four tickets to watch them play a game closer to my current residence.