Philosophers as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans cited gratitude as an indispensable human virtue, and November is a good time to review the mental and physical health benefits of gratitude:
- Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure
- Higher levels of positive emotions
- More joy, optimism, and happiness
- Acting with more generosity and compassion
- Feeling less lonely and isolated
Being grateful helps people to overcome what psychologist call the “negativity bias” – the innate tendency to dwell on problems, annoyances and injustices. Focusing on the good things in life can help ward off depression and build resilience in times of stress, grief or disasters. Being grateful makes the here and now okay, sometimes even awesome.
So, the advice and urging of this time of year to give back will bring you better health, longevity, and a sense of purpose. There are many opportunities to give back to our community and the surrounding communities that can leave a healthy lasting impression on you and your family, while also creating a difference for others in need during this holiday season.
Here at Alaris, we attribute our business’s growth to that happiness that grows from gratitude. We are grateful for our wonderful clients and all the business which we have been entrusted. Moreover, we believe that, when our clients choose to live and work in areas they understand and feel fortunate to be in, they experience greater happiness in their lives – the benefits are nearly immeasurable.
We also invite you to check out and post on our Gratitude Corner, where we talk about how gratitude is key to greater joy and happiness in your life. We are fueled by gratitude.