September 21st is World Gratitude Day. In 1977, those hippies at the United Nations Meditation Group established World Gratitude Day to appreciate existence. Even the least existential among us can recognize a thing or two in our lives for which we feel grateful. For example, we feel grateful that you are still reading this article. Over all gratitude prompts us, to see the world more fully. There are countless benefits associated with being grateful. Among these, gratitude has been linked to increased levels of happiness and life satisfaction. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown that giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress. Gratitude will change your life for the better. Giving thanks is one of the most powerful ways there is to increase your well-being. When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others
Like gratitude, smiles feel inevitable and instantaneous; they seem to capture a purer or higher clarity about the world. Those little things matter. As oral-care providers, we’d be remiss if we didn’t place our teeth and our mouths at the top of the top of the Grateful list. Not only do they help us chew our way through any delicious feast, but they have many other winning qualities! They work hard.The muscles you use to chew are the strongest ones in the body, since we use them all the time. (This means your jaw is in great shape! Aww yeah.) And the teeth party hard, too. In a country that celebrates National Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) and National Waffle Day (August 24), it probably comes as no surprise that teeth have several holidays all their own: take National Tooth Fairy Day on February 28, and World Smile Day on the first Friday in October, for starters. We can appreciate a good work-life balance, teeth. Thanks for setting the example on that. They’re multilingual! A smile is the same in every language. It’s also pretty great at breaking down barriers between people. Way to be compassionate and educated, teeth! They help you communicate! Your teeth and tongue together allow you to speak. Thanks for giving us a voice. They’re sturdy! Tooth enamel is the hardest surface in the human body. Thanks for not giving way to pressure, guys. They’re team players. Great oral health is linked to holistic health and can prevent heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. They’re self-sufficient. Did you know saliva is a natural cavity deterrent? Now, don’t get too excited. This isn’t a good enough reason to keep you from ever coming to the dentist again. But it’s oddly comforting to know that our mouths are automatically engineered to take care of themselves, isn’t it? They’re unique! Your smile, and your tongue print, are completely your own… no two are the same! Kind of amazing, huh?
So we ask, do you remember the 21st night of September? Love will be changing the minds of pretenders, while chasing the clouds away. Our hearts are ringing In the key that our P11's are singing, as we all will be dancing in the night. Our thoughts are with you. Remember with Fairywill love is here to stay. We always hope to show you gratitude, and pay attention. We believe training ourselves to be more sensitive helps us cultivate that appreciation of beauty and intention in everyday life. Think of the gratitude you felt for gifts. Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a GIFT. That's why it's called the present. Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. So to day no duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks, and we at Fairywill thank you. Well, hopefully we have given you a few more reasons to be thankful this Holiday Season. Until next time, take care of those teeth.