The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to express appreciation to those we care about. But feeling appreciative doesn’t have to end on November 23rd. It can become a daily practice.


William Arthur Ward wrote: “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”


Researchers have found that individuals who consistently cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” usually sleep better, live longer, are more productive and feel joyful. Gratefulness starts as an internal awareness; and it often produces an expression of appreciation to others. Persons receiving appreciation often feel happier, more energetic and optimistic.


Give yourself and others the wonderful gift of Gratitude!