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Gratitude is Good for You

Happy Thanksgiving. Many of us face this day with some misgivings.  Our health is a challenge or our loved ones are struggling with cancer.  Medical bills pile up.  We don’t have the time or energy or money for all the things we want. Some of us have lost family members or friends since last Thanksgiving. But facing the holidays with gratitude and purposely practicing it makes a difference in health.  Researchers have found that focusing on what we are grateful for improves both physical and emotional health. And expressing gratitude — by writing in down or talking about it — enhances those health effects.  So, today I am grateful.