Thanksgiving is good for you — not all that turkey and stuffing, but the gratitude part. If you don’t believe us, check out these 7 scientifically proven benefits of gratitude. Here at BriteHeart, we like to shine a light on the good that is being done by all you amazing hard working dedicated individuals making a real difference in our world. One of our favorites is Jen Hofmann who faithfully maintains a helpful list called the Americans of Conscience Checklist. Here are some suggestions from this week’s list:

Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail.

Thank Arnold Schwarzenegger for hosting a summit to end gerrymandering across the country. [Share why redistricting by non-partisan commissions matter to you.]
Address: c/o Fitness Publications, Inc., 3110 Main St., Ste 300, Santa Monica, CA, 90405-5354

Thank April D. Ryan for holding power to account and calling out bigotry from our highest office. [Share why it matters to oppose bullying of journalists of color.]
Address: c/o American Urban Radio Networks, 938 Penn Avenue, Suite 701 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Thank State Senator Nikema Williams (D-GA) for standing with her constituents to insist their votes be counted, and for enduring arrest as a black woman. Your principled bravery in the face of injustice is a beacon for all who believe in equality. [Share how her story inspires you.]
Address: 305-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334

Thank Fr. Ruskin Piedra for his spirit in action to provide immigration legal services in Brooklyn since 2003. [Share why providing legal assistance to asylum seekers is meaningful to you.]
Address: 545 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

#getcivic #engageconnectempower #gratitude

Photo by Heather LeRoy from BriteHeart #VoteTogether Party at Azafrán Park in Nashville, October 27, 2018. Pictured left to right: BriteHeart Events and Community Outreach Coordinator, Willow Scrivner; Lead Volunteer, Ingrid Miller; and Creative Director, Kate Tucker.