By Martha B.
Expressing thanks is good for you, according to researcher Robert Emmons from UCDavis!
His research supports that:
1. Grateful people have less depression and stress and more optimism;
2. Positive thoughts lower stress hormones (such as cortisol);
3. Being thankful increases oxytocin which makes a person more calm and secure in his/her relationships;
4. Gratefulness is good for the heart and lowers your blood pressure.
Thinking of something we are thankful for on a daily basis is important for our mental and physical well-being so let’s make every day a “Day of Giving Thanks!”