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"When we give joyfully and accept with gratitude, we are all blessed."

-Maya Angelou

Christmas is a beautiful time of year in our country. We eagerly anticipate its arrival and revel in the holiday cheer, celebrating until the octavitas. But before Christmas arrives, it's essential to pause and reflect – and what better time to do so than during Thanksgiving Day? We want to discuss the benefits of practicing gratitude, and who better to learn from than our furry friends, the satos? These experts show us how to express gratitude every day.

SATO Gratitude is the ability to acknowledge and appreciate the people, events, and experiences in our lives. It doesn't matter what has happened in our past or what the future holds; we can always find something to be grateful for. It's about recognizing the small and big things that bring us joy, as well as those that cause us pain. It's a time for reflection that helps us cultivate a positive attitude, no matter where we are. Gratitude is an excellent antidote to negative emotions, providing comfort to our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It's a beacon of hope that illuminates our path and keeps us moving forward.

We are sure our satos are a living example of how to live. No matter what they've been through, their ability to demonstrate resilience, flourish, and grow is nothing short of remarkable. It's worth taking a moment to reflect on what we're thankful for regarding our satos. We appreciate their unwavering affection and unconditional love, companionship at any time and place, and antics that often leave us smiling (even if they don't always have the best timing). We're grateful for their attentive listening skills when we need to talk and their eagerness to join us on any adventure. These are just a few examples of why our four-legged companions hold such a special place in our hearts.

Imagine if our satos could communicate with us – what stories would they share? What insights would they offer? Although we know it is impossible, we can still have a clue of what our furry friends would be thankful for. They surely appreciate being rescued from the streets, having a steady source of food, experiencing freedom in a secure environment, spending time with their human and canine family, receiving love, interacting with volunteers at the sanctuary, playing, staying healthy and content, going for walks, and simply being in our company.

We at PR Animals would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has joined us on our mission. We are incredibly grateful for our team and the Hacienda Los Satos Sanctuary. We'd love to know, what are you thankful for? And what would your beloved Sato be grateful for? Let us know in the comments. We are eager to hear from you!


Úrsula Aragunde Kohl, Clinical Psychologist, Professor and Researcher UAGM, Gurabo

Cristina Adrianza, School Psychologist, Sato Educator

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