February 19, 2019
At our best, humans desire fulfilling lives that leave a positive impact on our world. So, how do we live truly
alive? Here are three simple ways:
1. Invest in experiences, not things. We don’t need more things. In fact, research shows that excitement
over a new purchase wanes by the second day — but meaningful memories last a lifetime.
2. Practice gratitude. What if you could record everything you said or thought for one week straight and
listen back? Would you be proud of what you heard? Would there be any recurring themes? Consider
practicing “grateful touch” for a week — simply thanking God for anything you touch — and see how it
changes your perspective.
3. Give. Acts 20:35 echoes the words of Jesus, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and did you
know science backs this up? Giving releases oxytocin and endorphins into your body — rewarding the
same pleasure centers in the brain as receiving a gift! Plus, giving of your time or money to an
organization like Grace Christian University has the added benefit of impacting lives. Many people have
decided to update their Will to include a gift to a ministry they care about. This is a unique way to feel
more alive now — and ensure your legacy will outlive you.
For the full version of this article, request a FREE copy of “3 Secrets For A Fulfilling Life” by contacting Stephen Gowdy from Grace Christian University at 616-261- 8565 or firstname.lastname@example.org – or bless your family today with a God-honoring Will at www.christianwill.org/gracechristian