Giving Thanks – Share Your Gratitude – Thanksgiving 2012
Do you know what one of our most powerful emotions is? Giving thanks.
In recent years, psychologists have learned that giving thanks makes us happier and improves our attitudes about life. This is especially true during difficult times. And many of us sure have a full helping of those, especially our friends up north.
Stop and count your blessings. If your family is like ours, you might be surprised at how blessed you really are when you take a few moments to focus on all the good in your life. Psychologists liken it to hijacking your emotional system. It’s a temporary shutting down of your normal day-to-day thoughts except for those surrounding your feelings of gratitude.
You can super charge your feelings of being blessed if you share your thoughts with others. It’s a person-to-person connection you make on a very positive level. If you express your gratefulness verbally, and in a heartfelt manner, it can immediately change your attitude and your outlook on life, along with the persons with whom you share your appreciation.
Start with those closest to you. Let them know you’re grateful for having them in your life. Tell your wife. Tell your kids. Then expand your circle. Tell your boss or the people working for you. Tell the bagger at the grocery store. Don’t forget the person who delivers your mail and hauls away your garbage. Spread your feelings of appreciation far and wide, and you’ll feel the benefits immediately.
Don’t forget those less fortunate than you. Take time to help them out. You’ll find they’ll share their own feelings of gratitude freely, which will only add to your list of those things for which you are thankful.
What are you thankful for?
Enjoy this Thanksgiving 2012 with family, friends and loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!