Gratitude During Thanksgiving Offers Real Benefits

Hopefully, you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.  However, even if you feel like you don’t, scientific studies suggest that going through the motions can still improve your attitude and health.  Researchers found that college students who were asked to practice identifying and expressing gratitude using a daily gratitude journal reported more energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and progress towards life goals.  It’s likely that this works because one act of gratitude encourages another, resulting in a positive cycle of kindness.  Being grateful also helps us escape from becoming overly self-centered.  Can you identify 3 things that you’re grateful for right now?