Thanksgiving has always been looked at as our big November holiday, but did you know that National Gratitude Month is observed in November? Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude is the amazing power to have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative, to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, the world around us and to our Creator. Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful. Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress and drastically improve our overall level of health and well-being. On average, grateful people tend to have fewer stress-related illnesses and experience less depression and lower blood pressure. They are also more physically fit, happier, more satisfying personal and professional relationships and will be better liked. Grateful kids are even more likely to get A’s in school.
If everyone practiced daily gratitude, we could change ourselves and the planet for the better. Everyone would be much happier. Love would grow and hate would decrease. The world would know true peace. It’s a great time for me to thank all of those who work for our clients here at Central Kentucky Community Action Council and our Board of Directors, who volunteer countless hours for our organization. Thank you all for making CKCAC better.
So, what are you waiting for? Give gratitude a try! You’ll be happy you did. More to come……..much more.