Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


The Thank You Cure

Want to feel less discouraged, anxious or fearful? Here's a way to accomplish that in six weeks. A.J. Cronin, a doctor who served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy during World War I, went on to write many bestselling books. He told of a colleague who gave an unusual prescription to patients afflicted with anxiety, depression or fear. Called his thank-you cure, the prescription was this:
For six weeks I want you to say thank you whenever anyone does you a favor. And to show you mean it, emphasize the words with a smile.
Within six weeks most of the doctor's patients showed great improvement.


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