- The Thankful Poor, 1894, Henry Ossawa Tanner
This year, you should be grateful for Thanksgiving. It can save your life and bring many other spiritual benefits, psychotherapists say.
Thanksgiving Day is an American Christian celebration dating from 1623. It started in November, in the state of Massachusetts after the harvest crops and represented the way humans showed their appreciation in front of God for the harvest they got over the year. As a national fest has been proclaimed just on 1st November 1777.
Starting with the official date, each year on the 28th November we celebrate the Thanksgiving day, an opportunity to show up our gratitude to our friends, family, neighbors, roommates, work colleagues and not only.
But why should we wait for a specific day to do this instead of being grateful all year long?
Scientists say we should be thankful for everything we have and try to find the joy in the small stuff. This could have may benefit for our psychic.
Moreover, psychotherapists say being grateful helps distress ourselves, combat insomnia, have a high self-esteem, act against depression, improve your wellness.
Studies made by the psychologist Davis, part of California University and Robert Emmons, the author of multiple books from “the science of gratitude” as “Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier “ or “Words Of Gratitude Mind Body & Soul “ reveals how spiritual vibe acts like a positive karma.
Emmons got to the conclusion that people should work more in expressing their gratitude. He regards this as the challenge of the 21st century, the century of speed where we don’t have time to breathe because of work-related stress, living costs, education and many other issues or concerns.
A 2013 survey showed approximately 90% of the interviewed persons feel gratitude for their family, 87% for their friends but only 44% of men and just 52% of women feel grateful for each day.
Volunteers from John Templeton Foundation which is a charity organization from California say gratitude brings them many benefits, such as, inner peace, optimistic attitude, the power to step over the daily problems and happiness.
Remember how good you felt when you did a good deed and got something positive in return? This is, according to the authors of the study how gratitude should make us feel.
Get the turkey ready, the stuffing and the beans casserole, call your friends and celebrate, but don’t forget to share a bit with the people in need, if you have the chance to do it.
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