FLR | This Thanksgiving Will You Have a Turkey or Gratitude Coma? | The Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,

Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving differently.

It seems obvious, but then again, some of the most obvious things are not that.

The more time you spend getting to know people, you gain insight & new perspectives into the way all of our lives have typical approaches and rituals yet are fulfilled in various ways.

Everyone has different traditions and ways to connect with family & friends over the Thanksgiving season. It isn’t all about eating turkey, although 2.7 million turkeys would disagree.

This year, World Mental Health Day also coincides with Thanksgiving.

One of the most effective ways to improve our mental health & overall wellness is by focusing on gratitude.

A research project on the impact of gratitude by Dr. Robert Emmons at the University of California found that people who “count their blessings versus burdens” regularly were happier overall, had better health, exercised more & had healthier relationships.

Charles Dickens, ever the wise observer in life, shared, “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every person has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all persons have some.”

This Thanksgiving season, let your belly be full & may you have a “Gratitude coma.” Take extra care to slow down, connect with the people you love, and ponder all the goodness around you.

along, the road with you.


U of G Prof Urges Resilience-Building for World Mental Health | U of G

The Glory of Feeling Fine | The Atlantic

Regardless of how tough things have been, Canadians are gearing up to celebrate Thanksgiving | Toronto Sun