Why We Must Be Thankful!

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.Fredrich Koenig

happy thanksgiving 2011!

It’s Thanksgiving time in the United States on Thursday November 24th. Such a great reminder for us all to be supremely grateful for all that’s lovely in our lives! We are thankful God for life as we’re living it, help us be of value to others… 

gratitude leads to happiness!

It’s been proven that gratitude leads to happiness. In this one study Dr. Robert Emmons showed “that individuals that wrote down what they were grateful for on a weekly basis were 25% happier, more optimistic about the future, felt better about their lives, and exercised 1.5 hours more per week than those who didn’t record their gratitude.

Another study at Hofstra found that “among teens, gratitude resulted in higher grades, more life satisfaction, better social integration and less envy and depression.

Being grateful results in:

  1. Being healthier
  2. Better relationships with everyone around us
  3. More satisfaction at work

It’s a total Win-Win-Win situation every way we look at it!!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM grateful!

Recommendation: Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal… by Tal Ben-Shahar

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