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Happy International Thank You Day

Published: 12:01 pm CDT, January 11, 2013

Gracias. Danke. Grazie. Asante. Sukria. Thank you.

Sounds good no matter how you say it. Today is international Thank You day, probably the most polite day of the year and a good day to reflect on what you’re most grateful for.  

Today we’re giving a big shout out to the team — to all the researchers, medical staff, volunteers, and countless others who are helping us battle heart disease and stroke every day, Thank you!

Join us! Tell your friends, family, the mailman, that guy that makes the coffee every morning, or anyone else you can think of that you appreciate them!

Saying “thank you” may have some heart-healthy bonuses as well! Some research has found that thanking others more often may improve well-being, physical health, strengthen social relationships, produce positive emotional states and help you cope with stress. When you’re healthier and less stressed your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood to the body, which is great for long-term heart health!

Leave us a comment  and tell us who you’re going to thank today!