November 15, 2017
Just about every American can tell you Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. Just about every American finds some way to acknowledge their gratitude on the official gratitude day. Just about every American joins someone for some kind of feast.
But, what about the day before and the day after Thanksgiving? Expressing gratitude is just about he healthiest thing we can do both spiritually and psychology.
Experiencing gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul and being grounded in love. Psychologically, research has demonstrated over and over that people who are consistently aware of their blessings and gifts are genuinely happier, have better health and stronger relationships.
It doesn’t take much time or effort. We have the time
– to eat together
– to recognize that there are blessings in our struggles
– to verbalize the appreciation for the sacrifices of parents and friends
– to express appreciation to a clerk, a postal worker, an employee
– to keep a gratitude journal
– to spend time with people who are grateful
We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.