A holiday or break period is always expected to be for refreshing and rejuvenation.

Each holiday season comes with expectations for a cozy and festive time of the year. However, for many, this time of the year is alloyed with sadness, anxiety, or depression.

Certainly, major depression or severe anxiety disorders get relief from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of the year?

Research suggests that one aspect of the thanksgiving season can lift the spirit, and it’s built right into the holiday – being grateful.

The word “gratitude” is derived from the Latin word “gratia”, which means grace, graciousness or gratefulness (depending on the context).

In some ways, gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible.

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