Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gratitude is Good For Your Health

"According to a report Wednesday from The Associated Press, “academics have long theorized that expressions of thanks promote health and happiness and give optimism and energy to the downtrodden. Now, the study of gratitude has become a surprisingly burgeoning field, and research indicates being thankful might help people actually feel better. There’s a catch, however: You have to say thanks more than just once a year.”

Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, told AP: “If you don’t do it regularly you’re not going to get the benefits. It’s kind of like if you went to the gym once a year. What would be the good of that?”" (source)

I am thankful for so many things, but like most people I need to focus on them all year and not just on days I'm making pumpkin pies and stuffin' muffins!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

I hope you resist the urge to get snarky because of the stress and the house guests and truly enjoy the family, food and conversation...

...and NO POLITICS at the dinner table! ;)

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