Have you ever found yourself caught in a vicious circle? For example, you find yourself feeling a little down, so you treat yourself to a snack, a drink, or a purchase—only to find that the extra weight you’ve gained, the trouble you’ve gotten into with excessive drinking, or the piling debt you’re being buried under leads you to feeling a little down—and to make yourself feel better… The cycle continues! Well, there’s a different kind of circle we can and should get caught in: a virtuous circle! A virtuous circle occurs when we reflect on all that we are grateful for. In doing so, we develop an attitude of gratitude, which leads us to a desire to serve others generously. Then, when we reflect on that experience with gratefulness, the cycle continues. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we look at the virtuous circle and the role of gratitude as we approach Thanksgiving.
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