November 2016 - Gratitude
In this month that for many is one of formal thanksgiving, let’s remind ourselves of the benefits of being grateful no matter our current circumstances or the challenges we may be facing. Unfortunately, there seem to be ever more frequent examples of pain and suffering of all types across the globe - weather disasters, economic inequality, social injustice, extreme poverty, and brutal inhumanity, just to name a few.
It can often be difficult to see the good in others and to keep the faith, whatever form “faith” may take for you. But the research is clear on the positive impact on our health and well-being of keeping the embers of gratitude alive:
- less stress and greater resilience
- better immune function
- better sleep
- healthier lifestyle
And those who express their gratitude for and to others often seem to reap even greater benefit than the lucky recipients of their expressed thankfulness.
To make it easier to be grateful today and in the days to come:
- Join Louie Schwartzberg as he takes us on a gratitude journey and find blessings all around you.
- The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan
- Gratitude: A Journal by Catherine Price