It is said that in order to receive, we must be thankful for what we already have. Not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long. I came across an article published by Forbes by Neale Godfrey that says that people who have an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ tend to be happier, healthier, and live longer.
Here are some highlights from the article that I found most interesting….
Gratitude can be taught and we can live it by example. It’s even healthy for us and may counterbalance the damaging health effects of our overindulgence all year long, especially at Thanksgiving. If we can extend the “thankful” part of our lives beyond “turkey day,” we may be happier, less stressed, and around to see many more turkey days with our loved ones.
Gratitude research is suggesting that feelings of thankfulness have a positive value in helping people cope with daily stressors at home and at work. Think about it. If you are grateful, you are probably more optimistic and that is a “… characteristic that researchers say boosts the immune system. A report from The University of Queensland in Australia also supports the findings that, “A positive attitude can improve your immune system and may help you live longer.”
Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
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