Giving Thanks More Than One Day a Year?
Thanksgiving is here again, the holiday officially designated to promote the practice of counting your blessings. Yet should this be limited to just once a year? Psychologist and author Dr. Robert Emmons has looked extensively into the benefits of cultivating an intentional and regular practice of noticing things you can be appreciative of. He has found that the "attitude of gratitude" reduces stress, improves personal functioning and can even enhance weight loss efforts. Why