Seems like everytime I turn around, someone is more than just disgruntled. They are angry and often downright mean. There seems to be more angry and mean people today than ever before. What happened? When did we become generally such a meaner society?
Those who are familiar with sheep, however, can tell you there are two basic sheep personalities: those which understand the protection of their shepherd and will follow him anywhere, and those that are rebellious, wild and just plain dumb.
It is that time of year when giving thanks is top of mind. The holiday season, and Thanksgiving in particular, causes us to think about all of the special things in our lives and express gratitude for them. This is a favorite time of year for many, in large part because we are surrounded by loved ones and visibly reminded of all that we have to be grateful for.
In a society where we have so much but never stop wanting more, and where violence and natural disasters seem to dominate the news, gratitude, ‘the mother of all virtues’, is not easy to nurture.
Expressing gratitude can make you a happier person, but there are advantages beyond happiness. Adding gratitude to your attitude can improve your relationships, productivity, health, and even your sleep.