It's a matter of choice!

     GET YOUR GRATITUDE ON!!          
Dr. Alex Korb recently wrote an article in Psychology Today about a Thanksgiving Day tradition that has the power to reshape your neural pathways. It isn't the turkey increasing your serotonin, or the apple pie inducing dopamine. The tradition? Thanks giving. Giving thanks...being grateful.
A group of young adults was asked to keep a daily journal of things they were grateful for. Other groups recorded things that annoyed them, or reasons why they were better off than others. The young adults who kept gratitude journals were significantly more determined, focused, enthusiastic and energetic than the other groups.
The same researchers conducted a separate study on older adults, which showed that a weekly gratitude journal resulted in greater optimism, more positive behavior, and reduced aches and pains.
In a third study, a group of Chinese researchers looked at the combined effects of gratitude and sleep quality on symptoms of anxiety and depression. They found that higher levels of gratitude were associated with better sleep, and with lower anxiety and depression. The researchers found that people who showed more gratitude were less depressed, even if they had insomnia. However, gratitude showed no effect on anxiety for those with poor sleep. Anxiety responded positively to adequate sleep. So gratitude had a direct effect on depression symptoms, and an indirect effect on anxiety: more gratitude = improved sleep; more sleep = less anxiety. Being consciously grateful impacts depression, improves sleep, and lowers anxiety.
What's your excuse for not getting your gratitude ON?!
A Grateful Heart is a Giving Heart!
The second half of the word 'Thanksgiving' is GIVING! We give out of a deep sense of gratitude. We invite our readers to consider Global's charity of choice - GIVE KIDS THE WORLD - as a worthy way to "give back". We have written in several recent newsletters about GKTW and highly recommend that your company learn more about this amazing humanitarian organization that gives precious children with life-threatening illnesses the time of their lives, with their families, at the GKTW Village.

For the Child in ALL of us!
You can't go wrong with Charlie Brown...anytime of year! In
keeping with last month's feature video - "The Great Pumpkin" - we are pleased to share the full length movie "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with you this month!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 1973
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 1973

Serve this while the turkey is roasting!
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 (6 oz) cans crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (1lb) loaf round, crusty Italian bread
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder,            salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a 1 quart baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. While the dip is baking, cut a circle in the top of the   bread, and scoop out the inside to create a bread bowl. Tear the removed bread into dipping pieces.
  • Remove baked crab dip from the oven, and stir well. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out loaf. Place bread bowl and chunks of bread on a medium baking sheet, and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Warmest HAPPY THANKSGIVING wishes from
your Partner Team,

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