Power of Gratitude

What are you thankful for?

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As we move into the American Thanksgiving holiday week, it is a natural time to reflect on life.  No matter what is happening to you right now, there is something to be thankful for.  In fact, scientific studies have shown that taking time to be grateful has a positive impact on your well being.  In a 2011 letter on the Harvard Medical School web site, the author shares that:

“In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”

The letter goes on to list some simple ways to bring gratitude into daily life, including:

  • Write a thank-you note
  • Thank someone mentally
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Count your blessings
  • Pray
  • Meditate

In keeping with the spirit, thank you all for reading this blog.  I hope these posts have made a positive impact in your life.  Have a wonderful holiday season!

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