THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU
I can’t THANK YOU enough for reading this newsletter and sharing it with friends to grow our TWWU community. THANK YOU for taking the time to send me messages letting me know when something has touched you, a recipe has impressed your family or a product worked. It makes my heart smile
THANK YOU are the most powerful words you will ever use. Get generous with them. You can change your reaction to a terrible situation if you can find something in it to be grateful for … the lesson, it could always be worse, this too will pass because everything does, or just the strength you discover that you didn’t even realize you had. Sometimes you really have to look hard, but there truly is always something to be thankful for. Saying
THANK YOU is easy when everything is going great. However, the real growth happens when everything is going to shit, hearts are breaking, life is crumbling, you are overwhelmed, stressed out, conflicted, unappreciated, and yadda yadda yadda. That’s when you have to learn to stop, take a deep breath and find Gratitude. It’s there, that lesson it is teaching you is there. You have to find it and say THANK YOU over and over again. If for no other reason than that you are here and able to say THANK YOU.
The best way to get in an Attitude of Gratitude is by keeping a Gratitude Journal. Nothing fancy is needed. I prefer a spiral notebook because I love to write a lot and I find that most journals give limited space. I also include Affirmation Statements (these deserve the spotlight at another time) and I scribble brain dumping ideas, so the more space and freedom the better. Every day write Gratitude statements. What you are grateful for and why. Say THANK YOU for not only what has happened, but also for what you want to happen as you want it to happen. For example; I had a saddle for sale and on the day a lady inquired I started writing THANK YOU, April, for buying my saddle, it will fit your horse perfectly. I did this every day as we corresponded. Of course … she loves her new saddle. The power of assumption is also magic
From Psychology Today;
Gratitude is perhaps the most important key to finding success and happiness in the modern day. Knowing what we appreciate in life means knowing who we are, what matters to us and what makes each day worthwhile. Paying attention to what we feel grateful for puts us in a positive frame of mind. It connects us to the world around us and to ourselves. Research demonstrates that focusing on what we are grateful for is a universally rewarding way to feel happier and more fulfilled.
As an important mental health principle, the benefits of gratitude extend far beyond what we may imagine. Scientific studies have found that gratitude is associated with:
•More optimism and positive emotions
•New and lasting relationships
•More progress toward personal goals
•Fewer aches and pains
•More alertness and determination
•Increased generosity and empathy