“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward.
What better time of the year is there to stop and be grateful for how blessed we truly are. In my own life, I know how easy it is to neglect to appreciate how lucky I am to live in this great country and forget to acknowledge goodness in my life.
Gratitude in fact is good for both your physical and psychological health. If you practice gratitude and take the time to reflect upon things that you’re thankful for, you will experience more positive emotions; you’ll sleep better; you’ll express more compassion and kindness, and even have a stronger immune system. Giving thanks is good for you!
I know that I’m thankful for so many things: my health, my family and a clean and safe environment in which to live.
I’ve learned and from family, friends, patients and colleagues, and research has shown that people who practice gratitude have increased happiness and satisfaction with their life and they’re less likely to experience burnout. They have improved physical health and resiliency, less fatigue, better relationships and job satisfaction.
Life is good. Enjoy the moment. The individual impact of one moment of gratitude may be small, but the cumulative effect will be huge, and can be life-changing.
Happy Thanksgiving and be well. I am grateful for you!