Gratitude is a Good & Free Form of Health Care

With Thanksgiving upon us and the end of 2015 approaching, this is a good time to reflect on all the goodness in our lives and around us. We can look back and reflect on the challenges, lessons, successes, experiences, and blessings that have unfolded and see a bigger picture or perfection shining through. This reflection, feeling and giving of gratitude is a strong medicine. And it’s free and unfettered by the maze of Medicare and insurance plans! 🙂 It feeds our heart and spirit and nourishes those around us too.

Below is a short, powerful gratitude song to the world inspired by a 21-day gratitude challenge that had over 11,000 participants from 118 countries. May you enjoy it, maybe even dance to it with your friends and loved ones and enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving and a happy grateful day everyday! Thank you for all you do in the world!

Grateful: A Love Song for the World

Some background on the song:

Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives. – See more at:

Written and produced by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod.

Video from KarmaTube

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.