While the sights and smells of Thanksgiving conjure up fond memories of family gatherings, turkey and homemade pies and watching movies on TV, it’s important to remember what the true meaning behind Thanksgiving is: to celebrate gratitude.
The Universal and Timeless Value of Gratitude
In the words of American writer Melody Beattie, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity … it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
It doesn’t end here.
According to experts at Forbes, various studies have shown that there are seven proven benefits of feeling and expressing gratitude.
- It improves physical health:
- Grateful people exercise more often (than their counterparts) and make regular trips to the doctor’s office, thereby, showing signs of better overall health.
- It enhances empathy and reduces aggression:
- Grateful people