How Gratitude Is Healthy

With the holiday season upon us, we are reminded that the significance of these days extends far beyond the food or presents. Rather, it offers us many opportunities to give thanks and reflect on the things in life we are most grateful for. The practical concept of regularly expressing gratitude may be foreign to some, and especially challenging as we navigate our fast-paced, responsibility-packed lives. But slowing down to express your sincerest gratitude is worth the time and has more positive effects than you may realize—including benefits to your health and wellness. Let’s take a minute to consider what gratitude is, and how it’s connected to happiness, so that you can create more in your life and feel its positive effects.

Gratitude IS:

  • A universal feeling
  • A vehicle for building empathy
  • The realization of your value and worth through another individual’s eyes
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