The Thanksgiving holiday provides a nice opportunity to remind ourselves that research shows one of the keys to happiness is…gratitude.
When we are unhappy, the natural inclination is to believe that if we just had all those things “missing” from our lives that it would bring us the happiness we are searching for. When, in fact, our joy can be found by looking at what we already have. It may not always be easy to stop and take note of what we have, particularly in moments of distress. And, at the same time, that is exactly what would be helpful for us to do.
We all have something we can be thankful for. Whether its the roof over our head, the food at our table, the people who support us, or simply the fact that we are alive. So, on this Thanksgiving, I encourage anyone who hopes to be happier to focus on giving thanks for whatever or whoever it is that you are thankful for.
Today, I would like to give thanks to all the wonderful clients I have been fortunate enough to work with this year. I am grateful for the meaning and purpose I receive from our work together and the strength and courage I am honored to witness everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you!