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Who’s on your #ThankList?

Health professionals for years have been telling us that writing down what you’re thankful for can positively influence your health. I actually started writing in my own gratitude journal a few months back. It helps me to put my day into perspective, and it reminds me how many wonderful people are in my life. Simply put, it really does make me feel good. But what if there was a way to turn feeling good into doing good?

Now you can, because we’re teaming up with our friends at American Greetings for just that – to help improve lives, simply by sharing a simple and heartfelt “Thank You.” But we need your help. We’re asking each of you to share who you’re most grateful for using #ThankList on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – and for each #ThankList shared, American Greetings will donate $1 to United Way to support hunger prevention programs. American Greetings will make a total donation of $30,000.

Cornucopia Place

A lack of access to healthy food is contributing to a 24-year life expectancy discrepancy in neighboring Cleveland communities. A junior nutrition program, Cornucopia, in the Kinsman neighborhood is working to change that.

And who are these people we can help out with our kind words? Perhaps they are in your own neighborhood. Take for example the Kinsman community in Cleveland, which is located in a food desert. United Way of Greater Cleveland works with Cornucopia Place there to prevent hunger and make sure kids have enough food to eat—healthy food that will help them to learn better in school and grow into strong adults.

So, who’s on your #ThankList?

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