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Give thanks everyday not just today


Thanksgiving is a good time to remind ourselves what we’re grateful for.But this could be done daily.The benefits of remembering what we’re thankful for are endless.From the physical-stronger immune system and lower blood pressure through emotional-higher levels of positive emotions,to social-we become more generous and compassionate.Hardly anyone thinks of the basic things that they should be grateful for.We take a lot for granted.This ritual could help us become more aware of our situation in life and of others.Everyday you can tell yourself or better yet,write down in your journal what you appreciate.I think people burdened by depression would get out of it(of course,not advanced depression),thinking about what they have and not what they’re missing.In my opinion people are most important.If I didn’t have them,maybe this method wouldn’t be so effective,as I am not materialistic.However,a calling,hobby,talent is also a great treasure.In the end though all hobbies,life experiences,trips would not make sense if not for the people who I can share it all with.Personally,this is the reason I like to travel to the poorer countries of the world.People there know,they have family,friends,loved ones who make their life worth living.They appreciate people in their lives and the time they spend with them,not status,things,possessions.So think of the people who make your life worthwhile and thank them,maybe not just today!Plus,here is an interesting article about gratitude.