Being grateful

Posted on November 19, 2014

meditatingAt this time of year, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we will stop and think about the people and things for which we are grateful.

Can we carry our feelings of gratitude beyond Thanksgiving into next year?

Changing your mind, changing your life

You might find that thinking about what you’re thankful for actually changes your mindset, and makes you feel happier.

Research shows that people who regularly practice gratitude take better care of their bodies and minds. Those who embrace gratitude may be more likely to:

  • eat more healthfully
  • exercise regularly
  • schedule regular physical exams
  • feel more mentally alert
  • cope better with stress and daily challenges
  • have stronger immune systems
  • have a positive outlook on life

Start practicing gratitude today

Make a list of three things now. You can be grateful for big things and small things. Did you have a hard time keeping it just to three? Or was it difficult?

Then try it again tomorrow. And the next day.

Keep your feelings of thankfulness present in your mind. See if you can notice any changes in your body and mind.

- Article by Patty Webler 

The information written about in this blog is not intended to be medical advice. Please seek care from a medical professional when you have a health concern.