Did you know that Thanksgiving was first celebrated back in 1621?
With the help of Indians, the pilgrims survived a bitter winter and had a bountiful harvest.
In celebration they did a traditional English harvest festival lasting 3 days, which brought the pilgrims and natives to unite in a “Thanksgiving” observance.
George Whasington proclaimed it a National holiday in 1789 and Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November in 1863. In 1941 it was sanctioned a legal holiday….. read the whole story here
Why this history lesson?
Because this is a time of gratitude and thankfulness – Every day we are so busy, we often forget to be thankful for everything we’ve got. All the sudden another week goes by, then a month, and before you know it, a new year arrives…
We see and hear about hate and devastation every single day. People loose homes to the power of nature, loose their job or maybe even their loved ones! So think about it for a minute! How much you have to thankful for, despite the small modern world so called problems 🙂
In my 7 Health Hacks – one of them is Gratitude.
Try to write down at least 5 things you are grateful for every day. You will be surprised what positive impact it will have on you. Some of the benefits of being Grateful is a Decrease in stress hormones (cortisol and norepinephrine) which benefits your metabolism. The coronary arteries relaxes which increase blood supply to your heart. The breathing becomes deeper which increases the oxygen level of the tissue. You will also feel mental changes. The mood gets better and you will get a more positive look.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂