Gratitude and acts of kindness are medicine for the mind and spirit. That’s not a metaphor; it’s science.
Artist Jenny Loughmiller is living proof. Jenny, a bright light out of The Dalles, Oregon, found salvation in gratitude after a season of darkness. Healed by gratitude’s transformative power, she now spreads a thankfulness movement across the Northwest. Her unique story is Chapter Two in our yearlong series highlighting Heroes Among Us.
After you read about Jenny’s journey and how it’s reverberated far and wide, you may be inspired to launch your own gratitude project. Our storytelling includes steps on how to make that happen. If you take the gratitude plunge, we’d love to hear how it goes and share some success stories on our social channels.
Beyond our magazine coverage, the Heroes Among Us series includes special video storytelling. In case you missed it, our March feature about an Alzheimer’s Chorus in Alaska includes a touching video that captures the sights, sounds and voices of those participating. At ruralite.com, you also will find our video on gratitude, which features a visit with Jenny and others in The Dalles, Oregon.
One more way to show thankfulness is to tell us about the adult and student heroes in your own communities. We will offer special recognition at the end of the year to one adult and one student identified as difference-makers by readers. See Page 30 for details.
With gratitude in these challenging times,