Thanksgiving Day could be the healthiest holiday of the year!
There has been plenty of news coverage about the rising cost of ingredients for this year’s Thanksgiving Day feast along with recommendations about diet. A big part of the celebration involves food and family recipes. But what might make this Thanksgiving a truly healthy day is not what is consumed, but the gratitude shared.
In President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation signed last week, he reminds Americans to ‘set aside our daily concerns and give thanks for the providence bestowed upon us.’
Could that providence or divine care include health? I think so. There have been many studies linking spirituality to better health. “Research findings are slowly coalescing into a coherent picture of how the human body and human health is affected by the perennial human quest in various forms for spiritual and religious truth,” according to a study published in 2005, HANDBOOK OF THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY. Continue reading A healthy portion of gratitude this Thanksgiving