Well, tomorrow’s Thanksgiving and I am particularly thankful for all my friends and family who made this year possible! My blessings are too numerous to count, so I won’t try, but everyday I feel inspired and alive. I hope you have lots to be thankful for too – not just because your mother told you to, but because it’s GOOD for YOU!

Research shows that people who maintain an attitude of gratitude demonstrate more physical, emotional and psychological well being than those who don’t. Adults who frequently feel gratitude have more energy, are more optimistic, have more friends, and overall are happier than those who don’t. These characteristics translate into making more money, sleeping more soundly, exercising more regularly and boosting your immune system. Grateful people are less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or suffer from alcoholism.

So, this Thanksgiving between the turkey and the football games, concentrate on truly being thankful for the things that really matter in life – not just because your mother told you to, but because it GOOD for YOU!