Well, once again, science is proving the Bible right. Surprise, Surprise.
My oldest son posted this article today and it is so right on. There was also a link to greatergood.berkeley.edu. I think the reason I am doing as well as I am this December is because in the midst of difficulties, I am trying to focus on thankfulness and compassion. I'm not doing it perfectly, but it's a goal. And it works! Visiting a sick friend in the hospital, watching a neighbor's child, distributing food, spending time with family, and more have helped me to think of things in a better light.
And the more stressed I feel, the more I need to slow down, breathe, and think of things to be thankful for and how to bless others. Now that's something the Bible's been saying for a long time!