“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
-William Arthur Ward
Giving thanks shouldn’t just be reserved for Turkey Day. Take two minutes and write down everything and everyone you’re thankful for. Only spend two minutes on this. I’m willing to wager it won’t be enough time. I’m also willing to bet by the end of the two minutes you’ll be smiling ear to ear. Imagine if you started each and every day like this. It’d be fair to say you would feel a huge jolt in positive energy throughout your day. But what if you’re on the other end of the spectrum? What if in those two minutes you didn’t have much to write if anything at all? As a life coach I can completely relate to this and if you’re experiencing this, now is the time to change your way of thinking. Not later, not tomorrow, NOW.
Practicing gratitude is just as useful during trying times, as it is throughout the duration of the good times we experience. Good or bad, one thing is certain: Once people make a habit of giving thanks, the positive energy and mindset tend to come with it. Research has shown that giving thanks improves the quality of our lives and the way we feel. People who show gratitude in their daily lives tend to report fewer health problems and display higher levels of energy, enthusiasm and productivity. There are always two sides to every story, why not pick the one that will leave you feeling grateful and happy? Think about it, there are 86,400 seconds in one day. Take a second to say thank you—the benefits you receive for such a small effort are endless.
Leave me a comment below and lets figure out together other ways we can be grateful.