The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude

Greetings Forum Friends & Family!


In these times of uncertainty, I find myself thinking of what all I have to be thankful for. Naturally, I think of my beautiful family and the love and support they give me. I think of my Forum Family , and how lucky I am to work with such a great group of people. And of course, I am grateful for you, our extended Forum Friends.  We miss you and can’t wait to see you on the other side of this pandemic.


What is it about being appreciative that makes it important? Showing gratitude is a great way to clear your mind when you are feeling overwhelmed. After going through routine motions for a while, slowing down and contemplating how those around you add value to your life can be a breath of fresh air. Knowing who you are thankful for, and the reasons why, can really help you strike a balance.


For example, my instinct is to show gratitude through a physical connection, like a hug. Unfortunately, in these days of social isolation we are unable to express admiration in this way. Instead, now more than ever, I find myself expressing appreciation through a simple, “Thank You” or a kind word. Not only can you make someone’s day, but showing thankfulness has many other benefits.


According to  studies by Robert Emmons,  gratitude’s physical, psychological, and emotional perks include:

  • Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure
  • More joy and pleasure, more optimism and happiness
  • More forgiving and outgoing outlooks, less lonely and isolated feelings


For these reasons, I encourage you to look for opportunities today to say “Thank You."


Warm Regards,

Kathy Embry

Sales Director, The Forum at Brookside

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