It’s Thanksgiving Day in North America, but it turns out we could all do with a good dollop of being thankful all year round, whatever side of the Atlantic we hail from.

Studies show that gratitude, as well as being polite and a nice way to treat people, actually improves our physical and psychological health.

People who are thankful sleep better, are more empathetic, less aggressive and have higher self-esteem.

And given that kids learn by copying role models, the best way to pass these benefits on to our little Rascals is to practice them ourselves.

So, we’ll start the ball rolling today.

Here at DR HQ we are thankful for….. parties!!!!  (And looking forward to our next one on Sun 4th December).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/#f5073926800a