It's that time of year again. Families and friends are gathering together, carefully crafting Thanksgiving dinner menus, indulging in short breaks from the office and debating over which football game to watch on the big day.
But they are also taking a minute to pause and reflect on their lives, thinking about what lends them the greatest sense of gratitude each day.
Feeling grateful -- and sharing those feelings with others -- goes far beyond the Thanksgiving holiday. Consciously acknowledging what you're most thankful for can boost your well-being, improve your sleep and even make you a better friend. Not to mention it makes those on the receiving end of your gratitude feel good, too.
Harnessing the power of this season's moments of nostalgia, we collected touching photos from our Twitter and Instagram fans of the parts of their lives that make it all worthwhile.
#rose #selling #girl. A girl sharing rose to couples & singles at seaside , she is not taking money or asking for some favor to do . So I decide ask the girl . She said " I am 12 & i am surviving first stage cancer but today i got tested today , i am not longer a patient ". I was speechless , suddenly her parents stop by me !! #unexpected #instatrip
— Cara Anselmo, RDN (@CaraAnselmo) November 19, 2014
— Salley Rickenbacker (@SalleyRick) November 20, 2014
Had great fun playing with smoke and exploring abandoned sites with this lot. As we were doing that, I got a message from Instagram, telling me that they've picked me as a suggested user! Thank You @Instagram, much appreciated! And what better way to share this awesome news, than being with these good people I've met through Instagram, on a spontaneous insta get-together!? #communityfirst