“Have gratitude. When you give thanks for the little things, you will be blessed with bigger things.”
A simple THANK YOU can make a world of difference. When you give thanks for the little things, you will be blessed with bigger things. Take the time to try it right now, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whomever you’re around, say: “Thank you, I appreciate you”. That simple thanks can turn someone’s frown into a smile, it can turn a disagreement into a peaceful conversation. Appreciation and gratitude goes a long way. It has been said that the most successful people take time out each day to practice gratitude and give thanks for what they have. Yes, it is very easy to complain about what is going wrong in our lives, but it is much better to focus on the things that are right. Practicing gratitude can help heal you from any situation. It can also give you a different outlook on life.
Scientific evidence has also shown that practicing gratitude has positive benefits on a more positive mental attitude and healthier lifestyle. Gratitude has been shown to be a mediating factor in improving one’s physical health by improving healthy sleep patterns and reducing pain, but also helping to improve one’s psychological well-being, increasing one-sense of purpose and lowering stress levels.
“Gratitude is the healthier of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” -Zig Ziglar
What are you grateful for today? Are you grateful for your child’s teacher, say, “Thank You”. Are you grateful for farmers that grew the food that you are now eating? Give thanks. Are you thankful that you have someone that loves you? Say thank you. Are you grateful that you have breath in your body for another day. Say, “Thank You.”
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! These two words can do your body and mind good.
For more helpful techniques on how to improve your mental well-being contact your local mental health professional or Dr. Ronica at (601) 622-1393.