Designed to hold short, daily entries of the (big & small) things we are most thankful for --the book also includes helpful prompts and inspiring quotes.
Although we are weeks away from Thanksgiving, there is scientific evidence proving we should count our blessings more than once a year.
Author and researcher, Robert Emmons, of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier reports that one of his studies revealed that people who listed 5 things they were grateful for on a weekly basis felt better about their lives overall, were more optimistic about the future, and reported fewer health problems.
A similar study executed by researchers at the University of Connecticut found that gratitude can also have a protective effect against heart attacks.
Emmons' research asserts people who practice an attitude of gratitude are happier, have reduced stress, increased resilience, better sleep, better relationships and are more productive.
Obviously, we don't need a cute little book to write down what we are thankful for (although it really is darling and would make a great gift... Holidays here we come!) -but it might be nice to have a place to bank our thanks for those moments when gratitude doesn't flow as easily.
As for me, I'm grateful for so much: a short line at Target today, the people and things that lift me up, and the fact you took the time to stop by this little blog today. Thank you. Thank you very much.
What are you grateful for today? If you want to write it down in the comment section below, I'd be, well, grateful...(hey, it's cheaper than the journal...) xo