Happy Thanksgiving to our RHS community who celebrate this holiday. Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada (second Monday in October for Canadians) celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. The word Thanksgiving means the act of expressing or feeling thankful; in other words, it is the act of giving thanks for what you're grateful for.
As it’s Thanksgiving, this is the perfect time of the year to recognise that being grateful can help you and others in so many different ways. Gratitude has many different benefits which include improving mental health, happiness that lasts, better sleep and it can even improve physical health.
Keeping a gratitude journal, making a family gratitude jar, volunteering, spending time with loved ones, saying thank you and smiling more are all ways of practising gratitude.