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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching quickly, it is a good time to focus on gratitude. Practicing gratitude is a self-care strategy that has been proven to help overall wellness. Writing in a grateful journal, telling someone you are thankful for them or praying to thank God for the blessing you have are just a few ways to change your mindset to an attitude of gratitude. Watch the video below to learn about the science of gratitude.

YouTube Video on The Science of Gratitude

Family Activity

A great activity for this time of year is a thankful pumpkin. All you need is a pumpkin and a permanent marker. Family members add things they are thankful for to the pumpkin. At the end of November or on Thanksgiving Day, read all the things listed on the pumpkin.