Around the fall we often begin to reflect on our year, and how quickly it has gone by. We approach Thanksgiving and are prompted to recall all we are fortunate to have, and this grows throughout the holiday season. In my practice, gratitude isn't seasonal, but an intentional way of maintaining your mental health. Although it may seem simple, when experiencing difficulties, it is easy to dwell on the negative. This narrow focus can empower negativity and only perpetuate our problems. We don't need to wait for something horrible to happen to try this practice, actually, gratitude is less fruitful with a flippant focus. I suggest ingesting daily doses of gratitude to assist in improving your mood, perspective, and overall mental health.