Did you know just pondering the question, “What are you grateful for?” each week will actually make you a more successful, healthier and happier person? That’s the inspiration behind Thank You Thursdays™.
According to Dr. Robert Emmons, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology and head of the Emmons Lab, has conducted studies that demonstrate that “those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic about the upcoming week compared to those who recorded hassles or neutral life events… .”
But what if you forget? Well the idea behind Thank You Thursdays™ is that it will help remind you to take a few minutes to invest in your happiness. You’ll even get fun prompts to help you think of things you can be grateful for. Just tune into this blog each Thursday or if you prefer you can get an Email!
Your Thank You Thoughts for the Week
- Remember the first person who helped you learn to read. Think of all the wonderful discoveries you’ve made, because the gift of reading. Take a moment to be thankful for that person and those discoveries.
- Think of someone who made you laugh until your sides hurt. Maybe it was a funny joke or one of those you-had-to-be-there moments, but those moments are golden. Be grateful for them.
- There was a day when you felt as if your heart was breaking for forever. Then, there was the day that you began to feel as if you would be okay. Be grateful for both. The heartache and the healing are proof that you are alive!
Feel free to share your inspirational gratitude thoughts by commenting or sharing them on our Facebook page or on Twitter #TGITT. and share some of the things you’re grateful for or just hold the thoughts in your heart and mind for a moment. I’d love to hear from you.
Quotation of the Day
“Gratitude is a two fold love – love coming to visit us, and love running
out to greet a welcome guest.” ~Henry Van Dyke