Gratitude For Health & Happiness

A simple expression of gratitude can immediately lift the health & happiness of yourself and those around you.  Regularly being thankful for the good things, no matter how big or small, can strengthen your health in so many different ways – mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, occupationally, intellectually.

When we find things each & every day to be grateful for – start with food, water & shelter if you are lucky to have & count your blessings from there – we can experience scientifically proven health benefits including:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved physical health
  • Strengthened coping skills & mental focus
  • Reduced and managed stress
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced self esteem

Here is a list of 100 ways to be grateful this holiday season:

100 Ways to Be Grateful During the Holidays

A few of our favorites:

  • Think about how many holiday seasons you’ve experienced. Every one of them is a gift. Be happy that you’re alive!
  • Spend time with friends and make new memories.
  • Make a list of things you’re thankful for.
  • Create a vision board.
  • Write someone a letter to tell someone how amazing they are.
  • Start writing in a journal; make sure to end each entry on a positive note.
  • Speak with kindness and be compassionate.
  • Give hugs—lots of hugs.
  • Send a friend an inspirational text message to help them through a long day.
  • Donate to a good cause.
  • Do what you love.
  • Notice the small things in life.
  • Make it a priority to always say “thank you.”
  • Make a list of people you’re thankful for.
  • Stay true to yourself.
  • Be mindful.
  • Stay active.
  • Love yourself.
  • Appreciate every moment.

We at Foundations Counseling Center are beyond grateful & thankful for all that is good on the planet near & far this holiday season!  May each & every one of you be healthy & blessed.  Peace to all!!

Lori Corrigan