By Tanda Cook
Justin and I went for a walk around our property the other day reflecting on the year and all that the farm has given us.
And as we were walking towards the barn he asked me a question that we ask each other EVERY day. That we ask over our dinner table, whether there are two of us or forty.
And I encourage you to ask your family on the daily.
As there are now studies out there that have proven its significance in how it ADDS HEALTH to our life. Our minds. Our bodies. And our hearts.
The question was THIS…
“What are you grateful for?”
So much. I thought. So much.
For all the health that we have I finally responded.
For the health of our land. The health of our animals. The health of our minds. The health of our life.
This is just a reminder that, no matter what, no matter how challenging life can be, there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.
And there are LOTS of ways to implement this game into your life.
You can keep a gratitude journal and write in it daily.
You can have sign in your house posting the question so you think of it daily.
You can enroll your friends and family to play with you.
Gratitude is not only good for the mind and spirit, its also shown to lower blood pressure, decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) and is good for our heart.
I am grateful for YOU. And all you are. And all you have become.
I love this game.
Now go play!
And Happy Happy Thanksgiving my friends.