If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States.

So what does that have to do with being happy? Plenty.

And it has nothing to do with stuffing our bellies with turkey and pumpkin pie and watching football all afternoon.

Here’s the deal: Thanksgiving is really about giving thanks. When you give sincere appreciation for all that you have, you become happier. It’s that simple. And even if you don’t live in the United States, or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, you can still be grateful for all the good in your life.

When you focus on what you have and express gratitude for it, more abundance comes to you. That would make anyone happier! Gratitude also releases serotonin, which is the feel-good hormone. And when you are happier, those around you are uplifted.

Even during the darkest times, we have so much to be thankful for…the air we breathe, the food that nourishes our bodes, the beauty of nature, the wonderful people in our lives, and the list could go on and on.

What would you include on your gratitude list? Take some time to think about it over the next few days….and every day. Write it down. Share it with those you love. The more frequently you acknowledge the good, the happier you will be.

Thank you so much for being part of this community. Your beautiful presence warms my heart and fills me with immense gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Please take the opportunity to fill your life with love and joy by expressing gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life.