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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! We found a great article for 10 Ways to Practice Gratitude https://www.mindful.org/10-ways-to-become-more-grateful/ . As you spend time with your friends and family this week, keep these tips in mind.

1. Keep a gratitude journal- This can be an actual journal or a note in your phone

2. Remember the bad- Not to dwell on it, but to help remember how good things are now

3. Meditate on your relationships- How have you helped others and how others helped you?

4. Express gratitude- This can be done in a note, a phone call, or in person

5. Use your senses- Use your 5 senses and be grateful for the ability to experience the world in many ways

6. Have visual reminders- Sometimes we use an app like 3 Good Things or a post-it note on your dashboard

7. Make a promise with yourself to practice gratitude- Have a reminder handy at home, in your car, or wherever you spend a lot of time

8. Be aware of your self talk- Focus on how others have helped you, not your good deeds

9. Use nice gestures- Saying thank you, thank you notes, even smiling can help

10. Be creative- Think of the person you want to show gratitude to, their likes and dislikes, and show gratitude creatively that means a lot to them.