Photo: Global Winter Wonderland
Gratitude Gourmet is giving away 10 tickets (5 sets of 2 tickets) to the Global Winter Wonderland Lantern Festival taking place Nov 25, 2011–January 2, 2012 at California’s Great America Parking Lot 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. Just tell us on Facebook why you should win a set of tickets.
The Festival is sponsored by The International Culture Exchange Group which is working to promote cultural exchange between the East and the West and celebrates Holiday lights and Christmas traditions from around the world. Over forty giant illuminated structure displays, some nearly 50 feet high, 100 feet wide and made of beverage cans, bottle caps, recycled batteries, CDs, porcelain dishes, metal flatware, and low voltage LEDs will be extravagantly displayed in the Holiday Village, Global Village, and Mini Chinatown! Arriving from China, the elaborate lantern displays are built by engineers of several structures showcased in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Activities and Entertainment include:
Live cultural and contemporary music and dance performances at the “Global Stage” and “Cabaret Luna” where you can find Mexican Ballet Folklorico, German Polka dancers, Arabic Belly Dancers, College and High School Jazz bands and a line-up of bands from every era. Arts and crafts, carnival rides, arcade games, a dinosaur maze, and an Igloo Snow Play Land with snow fall and a light show.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dec 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dec 9th, 10th, & 11th
Consecutive Days: Friday, Dec 16th - Monday, Jan 2nd
Event Hours: Sunday – Thursday 4PM – 10PM
Friday & Saturday 4PM – 11PM
Gate Admission: $12 Adult (13-61) $10 Youth (4-12) $10 Senior (62+) FREE Child under 4
Parking: General Parking $10 VIP $20 Valet $30
Remember to tell us on our Gratitude Gourmet Facebook Page why you should win a set of tickets.
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Here are a list of Studies showing a positive correlation between Gratitude Practice and Health. Neuromuscular Disorders and Heart Health are just some of the examples.
In the book Thanks, Emmons recommends these steps:
1. Keep a journal daily, recording in writing what you are grateful for.
2. Remember the bad. A mental comparison of how bad it was and how much better it is now really helps.
3. Three questions to ask yourself:
What have I received from ______?
What have I given to ________?
What troubles and difficulty have I caused ____?
4. Come to your “senses.” Count bodily related blessings: being able to see, hear, walk, eat, etc.
5. Use visual reminders, like pictures of loved ones or scenes of nature.
6. Make a vow to practice gratitude.
7. Watch your language. Negative talk undermines the gratitude practice.
8. Go through the motions. Feelings follow words and actions.
9. Think outside the box. Think of the non-obvious things to be grateful for.
Hi Everyone, As Founder of Gratitude Gourmet, I've received requests to donate to those in need during the holiday season, and some have health problems that impact their income.
As a result, I've committed to sending Gratitude Gourmet Healthy Vegan Snack Boxes to them. I need your help to donate to this campaign, and any donation is appreciated on this Gratitude Gourmet Vegan Snack Box Donation Page. I'll make sure to keep you updated as the campaign progresses.
Thank you, Mary Vincent http://www.gratitudegourmet.com