Showing Appreciation

Showing Appreciation

In a world that is becoming more and more self-centered, a little appreciation for one another will go a long way towards realizing, “it is not about me.” Recognizing that our life does not revolve around us, nor does the sun rise and set when we do, will make us more grateful of others. Studies show that people who are grateful, are happier people.

Appreciation is merely an outward extension of gratitude. We can be grateful on the inside, in our hearts, but when we actually express our gratitude, it shows up in the form of appreciation. So take a moment to think about who you are grateful for and then take another step — show a little appreciation.

This step of appreciation can be a simple gesture like a card or a text. It could be a phone call that expresses sincere thanks. Other small gift ideas are a helium balloon, a few special treats, or a homemade dish. The gesture doesn’t have to be big to make a big impact.

Think about the people in your life that you are grateful for and show them a little appreciation!

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Being Grateful

Being Grateful

The holiday may only come once a year, but there is actual scientific evidence that shows that a person who is grateful, can be happier and healthier! Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of how we should be living every day.

Here is a link to a short and informative article about the benefits of being grateful.

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude by Amy Morin

Start a journal for bedtime to write down why you are grateful each day. This takes only a few minutes but the results and benefits are huge. Plus, we all have those blank journals just waiting to be used!

Amy is also the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. This book has helped me on my journey of personal growth!

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