Dr. Noir On Gratitude

Hi again!  Check this out.  Cicero wrote, "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all others."  Recent research shows a positive relationship between gratitude and a sense of well-being for the individual and for those around them.  

Oprah Winfrey, meanwhile, wrote, "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”.

If you want to be empathetic, generous, and helpful, practice being thankful. Studies show these characteristics are heightened when thankfulness is expressed.

Lana also told me, as she was scruffing my ears, "Increase your thankfulness by writing about someone for whom you are thankful.  Write a letter and send it to someone you are thankful to have in your life.  Write in a journal daily about 3 things (something or someone) you are thankful for.  Call someone you are thankful for and tell them how they have touched your life".