Editorial: Giving thanks

Editorial: Giving thanks

It's Thanksgiving week and we all know what that means. Seeing family and friends that we miss, preparing and enjoying great holiday dishes and giving thanks.

I recently read of a Harvard Medical School study stating that psychology research has found "gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness." Expressing gratitude can lift our spirits and those around us. It allows us to look outside of ourselves and make connections with what is positive in our world and the positive things we see in other people.

Trouble is, while you're prepping for that fantastic meal, or picking up those relatives at the airport and trying to maneuver around the crazy holiday shopping traffic, gratitude can take a backseat.

So though we may all readily admit we have a lot to be thankful for, be sure to express it to those around you. Say thank you loud and often. I would like to say thank you to all of you for watching KSLA news and hope you have a great time enjoying your holiday.