Give Thanks, More Often

I’ll start, I’m thankful for my family and friends who laugh at my jokes even when they aren’t funny. I’m thankful for my amazing neighbors who greet me with a kind smile, hello, how are you as we go about our days. It comes second nature to me, to then ask them if they need anything from the store when I do a grocery run. I am also thankful for platforms like this to be able to share my story and inspire others! So, acknowledge the good things you have going for you in your life. In turn, you’ll notice how much happier you are when you fill your mind with positive thoughts.

Now, you don’t need to wait for your turn around the dinner table at Thanksgiving to express your gratitude, but with it right around the corner it’s certainly a friendly reminder to take a moment to reflect on the things that you are thankful for. What are you thankful for?

Your answers will look different the more specific you get, being thankful doesn’t just mean for assets and material things. It can mean something as straight forward as your health, especially during these new times we’re living in! You are probably thankful to have a roof over your head and for food to eat. Hey, perhaps you are thankful to have accomplished a goal you had set out for yourself this year. If that’s you great job! If you’re still working on it, be thankful for the progress you’ve made thus far, the year is not over yet, keep pushing through! You see, you can take each scenario and find something to be grateful for out of it.

Maybe it was an individual who was there for you in a time of need. Take it even a step further and let someone know how thankful you are to have them in your life. A Hallmark greeting is perfect to help you with this! Take your time and personalize the greeting card to let that individual know how they made you feel and how much you appreciate them. Recall a special moment and let them know you will always cherish it. In doing so you are starting a chain of thankfulness. Now that is the kind of contagion we want to be spreading around the world! One where the symptoms are heightened levels of positive emotions including joy and happiness, possibly a side of tears (the happy kind of course).

So remember, you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving Day in particular to express your gratitude or thankfulness. In fact, do it more often! Not only will you be happy as you reflect on the abundance you have to be thankful for but you will surely make someone else’s day too when you let them know how special they are to you. Deepen your relationships with people in your life by showing them a small token of your appreciation, say thanks with a greeting card. Make a Hallmark moment of it ❤

What are some things you are thankful for? Let’s start a contagion of gratefulness, share your gratitude in the comments!

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