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Mindful Moments Elements in Harvest Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving... it is always important to say thank you! ‘Manners Maketh Man’ as the saying goes – giving gratitude. It is necessary to note that this gesture brings about the positives towards our very being by reinforcing the good things that have happened.

Giving thanks to others can promote physical health and bring benefits for our own wellbeing. Raja (2018) asserts the notion that “Research suggests that individuals who are grateful in their daily lives actually report fewer stress-related health symptoms, including headaches, gastrointestinal (stomach) issues, chest pain, muscle aches, and appetite problems.”

View the list below and perhaps pick out one or two that you favour:

· Go pumpkin picking and pick a few extras up for your friends, family and neighbours

· Admire and give thanks for the sunset on an autumn evening

· Write a gratitude letter

· Send a thank you card

· Send a post card to send your thanks

· Keep a positive journal for all the things you are thankful for that happen in your life

· Get creative and make a gratitude picture out of art a collage of twigs, leaves autumn colours and patterns etc.

· Watch a wildlife nature programme and give thanks to the wonderful world

· Appreciate your house pets and give them and extra ten minutes fuss and pamper time

· Light a candle and give thanks for the people in your life that support you

· Write out positive affirmations and place them around your home

· Be thankful that now it is autumn and nature needs some resting time but spring will be on its way very soon.

· Give thanks to Mother Nature for doing all of this again next year

By giving gratitude it enables us to be more aware (mindful) of our happy times and will divert our thinking style away from the less attractive things in our life. Therefore, by helping ourselves to reach acceptance with meditation due to putting both gratitude as well as mindfulness together in will enable the nurturing of a happier self-concept.


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