With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s officially the season for gratitude. In that spirit, Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director and chairman at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, recently kicked off a 10-day #GratitudeisMedicine challenge so everyone who contributes to the practice of Permanente Medicine can share what they’re grateful for over social media.
I lead a happier life with #gratitude. What does it mean to be #grateful? What are you thankful for? Join me for a 10-day challenge & share how #GratitudeisMedicine. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #GratitudeisMedicine & tag your friends! pic.twitter.com/k5bSoE9cBf
— Ed Ellison, MD (@EdEllisonMD) November 20, 2019
For some, it’s the everyday wonders that inspire unique feelings of gratitude…
Practicing #gratitude every day grounds me. Catching a beautiful sunset or the smell of fresh rain in the air is awe-inspiring. I stumbled upon this amazing spider spinning an incredible web. So grateful for #Nature’sWonders. @EdEllisonMD #GratitudeisMedicine #GinsGems pic.twitter.com/qhQnDkkqJc
— Nancy Gin, MD (@NancyGinMD) November 22, 2019
— Chang Na MD MPH (@cna006) November 25, 2019
…while others relish the opportunity to treat patients, both big and small…
Catching up w/ the #GratitudeIsMedicine challenge!
— Kate Land, MD (@KPkiddoc) November 25, 2019
…sometimes gratitude comes from savoring a healthier lifestyle…
— Alexander Chin (@IronDocAlex) November 25, 2019
…or it could be about appreciating the things in life that provide personal meaning…
— Robert Tuchler (@NY_Tuck) November 26, 2019
…some get their daily dose of gratitude from spending time with loved ones…
Catching up on gratitude from the weekend. Day 4/10 #grateful that my older son asked me to proofread his research paper for his MBA program. So proud of him! Day 5/10 #grateful that we celebrated our baby’s 21st birthday. Where does time go??? #GratitudeisMedicine. It truly is!
— Rita Essaian (@REssaian) November 25, 2019
Today, I am #grateful for a job that allows me the flexibility to have off on Mondays to just be MOM. 💕#gratitudechallenge #GratitudeIsMedicine #Grateful #WIM #WomenInSTEM #medtwitter #TheyGrowUpTooFast #KPThrive pic.twitter.com/0u2zksAw6H
— Dorianne Spivack, M.D. (@SoCalDocMom1) November 26, 2019
…while other occasions just call for appreciating the moment at hand…
— Dawn Clark, MD (@scpmgmdwellness) November 26, 2019
…whatever your reason, this is the perfect time of year to think about what makes you grateful…
Thanksgiving is a joyous opportunity to shower the world with love and gratitude. I’m in awe over the variety of colorful pumpkins and get embarrassingly happy with all my fall decor to prep for a family feast. 🍁 🎃 🐿 🍂 #GratitudeIsMedicine pic.twitter.com/x4sYpWfjuG
— Janette Lampe (@KP_SDevents) November 23, 2019
…and remember to share those positive feelings with others…
— Michael Lalich, MD (@kplalich) November 20, 2019
…so take some time out of your day to participate in the #GratitudeisMedicine challenge…
“Live for moments you can’t put into words.” – Unknown. Time spent with my family fills me, heals me, blesses me. #Grateful to be a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, in-law & friend. #GratitudeisMedicine #Kindness pic.twitter.com/UB4LvcLywc
— Ed Ellison, MD (@EdEllisonMD) November 23, 2019
Follow Dr. Ellison on Twitter at @EdEllisonMD.