What Are YOU Thankful For? Part 1

Tioga County is full of thankful thoughts!

by Home Page – November 19, 2018

It’s the season of Thanksgiving. Many are traveling to visit family, hustling and bustling with early Christmas shopping, preparing meals, planning vacations, shoveling snow, and undergoing a myriad of other activities. During this busy season, it can very easy to take everything we have for granted.

Moving forward with an attitude of thankfulness reminds of the good things in our lives, gives us hope, helps us appreciate the people around us, and can even benefit us physically.

According to assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Nicolle Mayo, “What happens when we are grateful, or appreciative, or engaged in writing about being grateful, and being more positive – is that it elicits different chemicals in our brain. One of the major chemicals…that is released when we express gratitude is oxytocin. This chemical increases our well being, reduces depression, anxiety and stress.”

What are YOU thankful for? Be sure to watch all of our features this week to find out what makes the residents of Tioga County thankful.

Idea/Concept: John Vogt
Videography: Ethan Chabala, Kaitlyn Callahan, Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Ethan Chabala
Writing: Home Page
Anchor: Rhonda Pearson
Correspondent: Johanna Vogt, Mataya Nickerson, Beth Mossman

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Akiko’s Floral Arts, Christmas on Main Street

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Blossburg Dining

Blossburg Shopping

First Citizens Community Bank

UPMC Susquehanna

Citizens & Northern Bank

242 Coffee Co.

Nickerson Enterprises

Williamson Road Foundation

Matthews Motor Company

Laurel Health Centers

Age In Place Home Care

Victoria Theatre

Blossburg American Legion Post 572

Morris Run American Legion Post 167

Black Creek

Bloss Hardware

Blossburg Beverage Co

Blossburg Memorial Library

Bloss Pharmacy

Blossburg: Small Town - Big Heart

Bradford-Tioga Head Start

Covington Salvage Yard

Decades of Beauty Salon & Day Spa

Freeburg Funeral Home

Harbor Counseling

Hillside Rod & Gun Club

Bloss Holiday Market

Jim's Service Station

K House and Son Lumber

Kim's Hair Connection

L.A. Honeywagon Septic Service

Mountain Laurel Bed & Breakfast

Ollock Dental Group

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Momma's Restaurant & Catering

Shawn's Towing & Auto Repair

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Berguson Trucking

Arnot Sportsman's Club


Blossburg VFW Post 8730

WLC Wheeland