Hope that, no matter what your financial situation, that you have much to be thankful for. I know that I have many, many things that are a blessing in my life.
Just recently I saw a documentary on stress from National Geographic. Turns out that what we know as stress is much more complicated than we thought.
Ok, now that I've totally confused you, let me explain what stress has to do with Thanksgiving. I know that it sounds old-fashioned, but taking a few minutes to think about (or even list) the things that you're grateful for can reduce your stress levels. Scientists have proven it. Thinking happy thoughts can actually minimize stress and improve our health. So I intend to take a little time over the next week reducing my stress levels! Shoot, I'm even thankful for reduced stress!
While we're talking about things I'm thankful for, among them are many of the things involving The Dollar Stretcher.com. Just this week Andrea put together a Christmas calendar <stretcher.com/tips/christmas-to-do-list.cfm>. It's designed to help you remember everything and keep on schedule through the next few weeks. Please take a look and let us know if we've missed anything.
Also wanted to thank everyone who has contributed ideas to the upcoming articles on Christmas recipes, baking and entertaining. If you haven't sent your idea in yet, there's still time. Just send an email.
Finally I wanted to thank Claudia Broome for her review of our site and Gregory Karp for including some of my thoughts in a Chicago Tribune article on grocery savings.
Keep on Stretching those Thanksgiving Dollars!