An Attitude of Gratitude

MapleLeafThanksgiving is this week and before you know it Christmas will be here.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with traveling, cooking, shopping, and parties to attend.  But it’s important to make time for practicing gratitude – taking time to reflect and being thankful for what you have in your life.

Recent studies have shown that people who practice gratitude regularly experienced stronger immune systems, more optimism, lower blood pressure, better quality sleep, and are happier.  Simply taking time out of each day to reflect on what you are grateful for, be it big or small, can help you to slow down and be present in the moment.

I personally have gratitude for time with family and friends, my sweet pit bull, my faith in God, warm summer days and big kale salads.  What are you grateful for this holiday season?