There are a whole slew of health benefits associated with people who practice gratitude. Better sleep, better physical health, and better psychological well being have all been reported by people who are grateful. More studies need to be done to determine if healthier people are more grateful or if it is the positive attitude of gratitude that leads to better health.
Either way, this week of Thanksgiving 2021, I am choosing to be grateful. I am grateful for my health, my family, and my family's health. I am thankful for my house and its ability to protect us from the elements. I am thankful for the repair man who is here right now trying to get my heat working. I am thankful for the food I eat and all the workers who enable my food to arrive in my house. I am thankful for my ability to exercise and move my body.
I am thankful to live in a free country and to have the ability to travel where and when I want. I am grateful for my education which has enriched my life. I am thankful for my peaceful neighborhood. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my community.
I am thankful for the time I get to spend in nature. I am also thankful for the time I get to spend in cities. I am thankful for my business and all my clients that I am fortunate to work with now and in the past. I am thankful for you.
Whether or not I received actual physical health benefits from writing this blog, I mentally feeling better. What are you thankful for?
As always if things are not going as you plan with your health and you need some help managing it, please don't hesitate to reach out to me... your health advocate.