The Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may be the worst holiday for dieting, but according to a recent study the “attitude of gratitude” can help you in the long run.  This attitude of gratitude is directly linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression and an all-around greater satisfaction with life.  The New York Times offers some salient info on the “gratitude attitude” – or just getting through your Thanksgiving dinner. Two of these tips were to keep a Gratitude Journal where once a week you write five things for which you are grateful. Or you can do something proactive and pay a Gratitude Visit, show your gratitude to one person who has changed your life.

Well even if you are not the proactive, do-gooder type; always remember to count your blessings and when all else fails, remember the Monty Python mantra of the Black Plague victim: “I’m not dead.” It’s all a matter of perspective.

26. December 2011 by Ruth Folger Weiss
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