2020 55¢ Thank You
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: August 21, 2020
First Day City: Hartford, CT
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Foil stamping, flexographic
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 200,000,000
Being grateful when things are running smoothly can come naturally. but when knee deep in the murky waters of life, it's not always so easy. Kristi Nelson is the executive director fo A Network for Grateful living, which is part of the website gratefulness.org. Nelson also contributes to the Gratefulness blog.
In her post titled It's All About the Glass, Nelson explores the philosophy of the glass half full/half empty. According to Nelson, the glass contents might rise or fall throughout life, but feeling content comes only when one is grateful for just having a glass to begin with. Simply being alive to have, to feel, and to experience is worth being grateful for, she argues.
Robert Emmons is the leading scientific expert in the field of gratitude, with 15 years of research behind him. He says not only does gratefulness open the door for better relationships, but it improves physical, mental, and psychological health. Having gratitude helps with sleep problems, which enhances empathy and reduces aggression. in the work world, tired employees are less productive, costing companies in the long run.
With so many benefits, maybe doctors should start prescribing gratefulness everyday!