Give Thanks

Give Thanks . . . It’s Good for What Ails Ya’

Though some have been known to consume more calories on Thanksgiving Day than would be absolutely necessary for daily sustenance (I won’t mention any names here, but I’ve heard of people like that), here’s an idea that won’t leave you with indigestion or a hangover.

A recent Harvard study found that expressing gratitude actually improves people’s health, helps them deal more effectively with adversity, and enhances their relationships.

Surprised?

Give it a try:

Keep a gratitude journal noting things for which you are most thankful.

Write a thank you note to someone who has had a positive impact on your life.

Count your blessings.  Pick a time each week to make a list of, say, five things you most appreciate.

Thank God!  After all, Thanksgiving Day was originally founded in this country as a day to express thanks to the Almighty, and the Holy Scriptures tell us that “Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven . . . from God, the Creator.”