Across almost all generations, most of us were taught to say “please” and “thank you” about the same time we were learning to walk. Showing gratitude is polite. It’s a powerful expression with benefits for both the person expressing the thanks and the person receiving them.
Let’s all stop and take a deep breath right now—freeze time for just three minutes. What are you thankful for in your life? Is it your ability to be enjoying coffee and reading your paper before you leave the house for a job you love? Is it because you have time to enjoy the people in your life, that you are thankful? Have you retired from a lifetime job and now can do whatever you want every day?
What are you truly thankful for, at this very moment? Insta followers, house you live in, food, football, friends and fun? Perhaps. Is that enough? Giving thanks and being thankful—that’s what Thanksgiving is dedicated to each year.
Thank You: Why Do It?
The people say thank you for favors, assistance, gifts and support they receive from others, when in need. Giving thanks is not only for special or big things or to the people you love or to impress someone etc. giving thanks is certainly an attitude of gratitude.
- Improves personality
Giving thanks promotes gratitude and over the time gratitude improves self-esteem. Higher esteem leads to greater confidence. The studies have shown that being grateful, improves our attitude towards our life to be optimistic. We accept more challenges and the chances of achieving them are brighter in confident people.
2. Makes others feel appreciated and loved
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what you receive, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, you acknowledge the goodness in your life. In the process, you usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside you. As a result, being grateful also helps you connect to something larger than yourself as an individual — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.
3. Improves Health
Emmons’ and McCullough’s research showed that grateful people had less depression and stress, lower blood pressure, more energy, and greater optimism. Being thankful slows down aging clock in adults. It put brakes on stress and brings down the deadly high blood sugar levels in our body. The feel good factor of gratitude is good for heart. It clams heart rates and brings down blood pressure.
4. Connect with people
A psychological research shows that being thankful is strongly associated with happiness. When you are thankful in public, others feel positive vibes, they relish good experiences with you, they feel stronger to face hard times and it helps to build a strong relationships and friendships.
5. Helps to rise in career
Being thankful in work place brings many benefits to employers as well as employees. Enhances your managerial skills as a guide or mentor, when you give praise for good work and motivation to your team. Being thankful means; to be less impatient and better decision making ability. Act of gratitude reduces stress and improves work related metal health.
No matter how you use TIWIW, every day, not just this day or this week, we are thankful that you place your trust and confidence in our platform and the mission to make this world better place. We journey together on the path toward conscious living and sharing time with those who need us and doing the right things to leave our planet in a better situation than it is for future generations.
From our family to yours, we keep you in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts and we are thankful for each of you. May blessings and happiness be yours this Thanksgiving.
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