Did You Know Thanksgiving is Good For Your Health?

This year, at the Thanksgiving table, we took a moment to go around the table and say one thing that we were grateful for.   And at first it seemed a bit hokey, but then we got into it.  My brother-n-law turned to me and said “Thanks!  This added depth and gave the night more meaning.”

3 years ago, my husband and I began a daily practice of saying one thing we are grateful for when we wake up in the morning and you know what?  It has been life changing.  (It’s kind of hard to be Mr. or Ms. Grumpypants when you are suddenly grateful for something or someone!)

So, I invite you to take a pause and clear your mind of upcoming holidays, committments, year-end work deadlines, shopping, parties and other things that for some are awesome, and for others are downright stressful and even difficult.   The practice of gratitude has been proven to improve your outlook, mood and even health.  Gratitude lowers stress, boosts your immune system and even makes you more productive at work, not to mention, happier at home.

So, hit the pause button, take a deep breath and grab a journal or piece of paper or your nearest device and take this Thanksgiving challenge.

It’s simple.  All we are asking you to do is write down 1 thing each day for the next 30 days that you are grateful for.  It can be as simple as things like:

grateful typography lettering decorative text card designI am grateful for:

  • My family
  • My feet
  • The sunshine
  • The rain
  • Organic Juice
  • My pet
  • Chocolate
  • Lunch!
  • Yoga class
  • My kids
  • Gratitude challenges!

You get the idea!  Besides, gratitude is contagious!

In fact, get started in the comments on this post and let’s see who’s grateful for what!

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.34.01 PMUntil the next time!

Gratefully Yours,

Vivienne

 

 

 

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