Thanksgiving Promotes Health

Many psychologists inform us that being grateful promotes mental health, even physical health (as worry, self-pity and anger are known to negatively influence health).  In researching this idea, it seems that one of the earliest sources for this actually comes from the Bible’s Proverbs 17:22 (KJV), which says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

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Thanksgiving Blessings

On the first Thanksgiving the settlers who had endured so much, but triumphantly survived, and even had a harvest (with much help from their neighbors, the Native Americans), gave thanks with a communal meal.
We give thanks when we are grateful—when we feel blessed.

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