Thanksgiving – a time for reflection and joy – also a time to remember how fortunate we are. With all of the divisiveness and violence in the world, it’s easy to forget all that we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up with family and friends. It’s also a great time to think about all that we take for granted. We live in an incredibly fast paced world, we rush to work, rush home, rush to appointments. We often don’t get to take the time to stop and appreciate everything that we have. That is why Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, we can take a second to realize how blessed we truly are. In fact, studies point to gratitude and thankfulness as important boosters of health. With that in mind, Heartland would like to reflect on a few of the things that we are grateful for.