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The Act of Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mood and Your Health

Why you may ask? Because giving to others, at least momentarily, causes you redirect your focus from you onto someone else.

When Thanksgiving Day gets here, many people often will say grace, before eating their meal, and may be grateful to spend time with friends and family. It is customary to do so.

Some people, however, forget to give thanks for other things in their lives to be grateful for. Such as if they have a roof over their head, enough food to eat, a job, even one that might not be their dream job, but one that helps pay the bills.

And always remember to give thanks for your health for without it, your quality of life may suffer.

There is so much more to be thankful for, and just the act of recognizing and acknowledging your blessings can lower your stress levels and improve your mental state.

So, remember not only to give thanks for the meal and your company, but to give thanks even silently for all your other blessings as well.