Yesterday we asked you, "What are you thankful for today?" Here's what the residents of Grand Junction, Colorado had to say.

The benefits of gratitude are endless. Maybe one of these will brighten your day.

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What the Residents of Grand Junction, Colorado Are Thankful For

We asked the question yesterday, February 8, 2022, on Facebook. The replies were awesome. As you'll see, there were a few consistent themes. In one case, a person was thankful for a new job.

Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

According to Psychology Today, there are at least seven scientifically proven benefits associated with gratitude. Via its official website, Psychology Today states:

We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude. Rather than complain about the things you think you deserve, take a few moments to focus on all that you have. Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.

Their list of seven scientifically proven benefits include:

  • Gratitude opens the door to more relationships
  • Gratitude improves physical health
  • Gratitude improves psychological health
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  • Grateful people sleep better
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem
  • Gratitude increases mental strength

They had me at "Grateful people sleep better." I'll take it. If practicing a little more gratitude will help me get a better night's sleep, I'm all in. Increased mental strength? Sign me up for that, too.

Grand Junction, Colorado is Thankful For This

Without further adieu, here's a list of things you are most thankful for.

This is What Grand Junction Colorado is Thankful For Today - February 8, 2022

We went to social media and asked, "What are you thankful for today?" Here's what residents of Western Colorado had to say.

Grand Junction Colorado Residents of the 1940s and 50s Simply Enjoying Their Lives

Enjoy this short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction residents simply enjoying their lives. These photos were selected out a batch of damaged prints and negatives. After putting these on the shelf for a few years, I felt it was time for them to see the light of day. All images are from Grand Junction, Colorado, of the 1940s and 1950s.

23 Random Shots of People Having Fun in Grand Junction

Enjoy 23 shots, chosen entirely at random, of people having fun in Grand Junction and Western Colorado.