Nov 22, 2018
At this time of year, Thanksgiving week in the United States, and the start of the holiday season – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever your belief, it’s a time acknowledging our blessings, exchanging gifts, gathering friends and family together, celebration.
But what about when we are alone? When there is nothing to celebrate? When we experience loss or pain or something else equally as devastating or tragic? How do we find gratitude then?
Researchers have proven the benefits of intentional gratitude. That it lowers stress, promotes better sleep, increases kindness and compassion, leads to a greater sense of calm and even strengthens our immune systems.
“I’ve come to believe that living in gratitude is the gateway to grace.” – Ariana Huffington
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy
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