Happy Thanksgiving from Dreamtime Wellness™

Cape Ann Wellness

Developing a Daily ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ is Good for Your Health.

While we often think to express gratitude at Thanksgiving, cultivating a daily sense of gratitude can improve your health and happiness. Research has shown that a sense of gratitude can improve your: self-esteem, sleep, relationships, empathy, physical and psychological health, resiliency and overall satisfaction with life.

My Role Model for Gratitude – I credit my grandmother with my deep sense of gratitude. A woman of great strength but few material possession, she expressed gratitude in prayer and practice daily. In the almost 24 years I had to privilege to know her, I never heard her express one negative thought. Who is your role model for gratitude?

What are you grateful for today? Keeping a daily gratitude journal can help you focus on the positives in your life. Simply write one or two things. Contact me if you’re not…

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4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving from Dreamtime Wellness™

    1. Very nice and I really like what you said about your role model “Grandmother.” Feel the same way about my “Grandmother” (the foundation I talk of often)! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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      1. Sorry for delayed reply Dave and Kim. Seems we have more things alike than we know. I just saw the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit and was struck by the some of the similarities between her and my grandmother. They lived through the same era; both strong ladies who love simplicity and the land. Georgia was much more worldly though; my grandmother rarely left the farm. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy a healthy and happy holiday season!

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I think we all need to remember to adopt an attitude of gratitude in our lives. We get so caught up in things, that we forget to stop & be grateful.

    Last Sat, the Cape Ann Y had an activity for anyone who wanted to join in. It was called ‘Gratitude Rocks’. Folks were invited to paint a ‘gratitude’ rock for whatever or whomever they were thankful for. The event was attended by children & adults, all happily painting their own ‘thanks’ on local Gloucester rocks. These little treasures are to be placed around the community & are free to the finder.
    Some folks asked to take them home. Others left them for distribution in the Gloucester community.

    It was lovely to see people expressing their gratitude in a fun way. As one mom with 3 sons (in tow) said, ‘This is the 1st thing I’ve done for myself all day.’ She painted an ocean scene on her rock, expressing thanks for the beauty we get all to enjoy here.

    Be grateful — & remember to check for ‘gratitude’ rocks around town. Or, maybe take a bit of time for yourself or with your family, & paint a gratitude rock yourself. You’ll smile!

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