As Within So Without


Gratitude and Thanks 

Everyday Im thankful quote

 It's 'Thanks And Giving' Time!


Welcome to the holidays. November-January, a time when ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, and PRESENTS🤩 can bring family, friends (chosen family), and even strangers together to express gratitude. Yippie, Yippie, Yay! Yay! This time of year is beautiful, but for many people, the holidays are the only reminder to express thankfulness, and as the holiday ends, the gratefulness does too. 

       The Holiday Spirit Should Be Every day

Christmas spirit should be everyday
     There Is Always Something To Be Thankful For

Living an "attitude of gratitude" is good for your health. An extensive amount of research proves that a grateful lifestyle will lead to a happier, less stressed, healthier you. 


Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis, says, "Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person's life. It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function and facilitate more efficient sleep."


Health Benefits of Being Grateful

With that in mind, here's a brilliant idea to help you live more, thankfully. Each day, at least once a week, or even just once a month, express gratitude toward a cause or someone dear to you. 


1) Donate as little as 1.00 to someone in need, a cause you believe in, or spend a few hours volunteering. 


2) Create a cd or playlist of inspirational songs or messages for someone who needs a cheer.


3) Tell someone why you love and appreciate them. 


4) Surprise a co-worker with a cup of coffee, a note of praise, or lunch.


5) Hug someone.


6) Do someone a free favor. 


7) Give a compliment.


8) Say thank you. 


9) Mentor.


10) Send a handwritten letter. 

There are many, many, many ways to express gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal for daily reminders of the little things and new ways you can express thankfulness to the people that make your life a little better. 

List of things to be grateful for
Photo:  Jason Romano @JasonRomano Twitter

              Let us not get too carried away from gratefulness

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