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Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful for the many positive things in your life.

Research has found that maintaining this thankful attitude every day can improve an individual's psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. Adults with this sense of gratefulness have more energy, more optimism, more social connections, and more happiness than those who are not so grateful. They are also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy, or alcoholics. Grateful individuals earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly, and have greater resistance to viral infections.

If children have been raised to be grateful, research suggests that they will be less materialistic, earn better grades, set higher goals, have fewer ailments, and feel more satisfied with their friends, families, and schools.

So count your blessings every day, share your positive attitude with all those around you, and enjoy a wonderful life!