It’s that time of year again when family and friends gather to celebrate and give “Thanks” for their blessings in life.
I understand that not all holidays are easy for some of us. The festivities of the season can trigger memories that can make us feel melancholy and reflect back on a time when life may have been very different.
But consider this – If we can manage to adopt an attitude of gratitude and see things with a grateful heart, there’s something very beneficial we can experience.
Forbes magazine reports that it has been scientifically proven that giving thanks can improve your physical well-being. According to the source, a 2012 study showed that “grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people.”
Also, one of the unexpected outcomes of expressing gratitude is that it boosts personal happiness.
This Thanksgiving, no matter what your circumstances, I wish you the blessings of an open heart to give thanks.