Thanksgiving is right around the
corner and the emotions are starting to build. We have all heard about the
“attitude of gratitude.”
Did you know that a lack of
“gratitude” could lead to creating stress and anxiety? Thinking for example,
“I’ll be happy when . . . .” that happiness may never come.
The sad consequences of ungratefulness results in more negativity and
When giving thanks continually,
we are mindful of how much we do have. Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, Robert A.
Emmons, reports that the practice of gratitude can have a dramatic and lasting
effect by lowering blood pressure, improve immune system function and
facilitate efficient sleep.
An attitude of gratitude shifts
your focus away from negativity. Being grateful makes you happier and
We all know how much joy a smile can bring, but it is also a gift to
everyone around you.
all the good that’s in your life. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward.
– Transform the way you see your life. Where there is hope there is
strength. When you are optimistic you feel better about yourself.
a gratitude journal can change your life.
It can change the way you think and is something that the “future
you” will thank you for!
“Cultivate the habit of being
grateful for every good thing that comes to you. Give thanks continuously
because all things have contributed to your advancement. You should include all
things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Gratitude is a way of perceiving
and interpreting your life. Feeling and expressing appreciation is good for
you. Regardless of your circumstance today, know that the possibility for a brighter
tomorrow always exists. EASE has counselors if you want to talk (800)