What better time to teach kids about gratitude than Thanksgiving! But why is expressing gratitude important? Regularly expressing gratitude:
- increases the quality of sleep, decreases time it takes to fall asleep and lengthens the duration of our sleep.
- reduces stress and helps ready you for life’s challenges
- reduces anxiety and depressed moods and helps us manage negative emotions better
- research has repeatedly shown that thankful people have higher energy levels, are more relaxed, are happier and are healthier.