One of the most important things to me is to make sure I say “Thank You”. I never want people to think I don’t appreciate their kindness or efforts. But lately, I am trying to make the most important thing for me to feel “Thank You” when saying it and when not saying it.
It is easy to get hung up on what did not go our way on this day or in this life. But if we redirect our feelings to intentionally focus on what we are thankful for then there will be no room for those negative thoughts. Many people will attest that an attitude of gratitude has changed their life. Gratitude helps people feel positive emotions, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
We are reminded one day a year that our ancestors were Thankful for a great harvest. My pantry and fridge are never even close to empty yet throughout the year, I sometimes forget to take in all that I have.
I want to challenge you to be more grateful.
– Start a gratitude journal where you find a piece of paper and 1 minute to write down a few things you are grateful for each day.
– When you are feeling frustrated or short-tempered today, close your eyes for 30 seconds and think of something you are thankful for.
– Before you get out of your car at work this morning, make a list of some things and feel the gratitude.
On this day and each day, let’s give thanks.