“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. Its gratitude that brings us happiness.”
We hope you are enjoying Fall and finding many experiences to cherish and appreciate wherever you are. As we make our way through the 3rd quarter of 2019 and the season of giving thanks, we are taking time to reflect on the year and consider our thoughts and goals for 2020. When asked to come up with one word to describe 2019, most employees of HoyleCohen responded with “grateful” or “appreciative”. Amidst all the many accomplishments and struggles we are grateful to be connected to you and each other and it shows in our daily lives.
There have been numerous studies that show the benefits of gratitude. Some even say it can change your brain and help physical and mental ailments like cancer and depression. Here is an article that illuminates some of the findings by Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D, a psychology professor at the University of California, Davis and author of Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity.
We hope you find time this busy holiday season to reflect on things for which you are grateful, and in the practice of that gratitude, know you may just be happier for it!
Happiest Of Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us here at HoyleCohen.