Science now tells us what Unity Truth students have known for years. People who regularly practice gratitude by reflecting upon the things they appreciate and are thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel vibrant, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and have more robust immune systems. To top it off, they are more successful in their work and make more money.
Gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved only for momentous occasions and for when you reach some long sought-after goal. Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a raise or a promotion at work, but you can also be thankful for something as simple as a good hug from a friend and the time to rest and reflect. Research shows that keeping a gratitude journal – regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful – can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.
With all we have going on in life these days, why would we not practice gratitude? So join us this Sunday as we give thanks!