During this time of year, we think about giving thanks. It is a great time to appreciate what we have in our lives: families, friends, pets, comforts, joys. Perhaps we make a toast at our Thanksgiving meal. It is a great reminder to put aside all that is not positive in our lives and to be grateful.
Being grateful 365 days a year is a beneficial tool to cultivate contentment in our lives. There are actually scientific studies to back this up. If you are one to experiment and take your own study to see if something is real or not, then put it into practice, that is great. If you need evidence, here it is:
“Feelings of gratitude activate the part of the brain that produces dopamine, a messenger molecule that stimulates your brain’s