November is a month that is celebrated for giving thanks and reflecting on all that we are grateful for as we quickly find ourselves in the throes of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It is important to be thankful during this time, however more importantly we should practice gratitude daily. Sometimes, the simplest and most effortless habit for living a happier life is to take one or a few minutes every day to focus on what you are grateful for in your life.
Do you know what gratitude really does, though?
It squashes your negative mindset. It challenges your thoughts. It changes your behavior. It allows for more positive to be attracted to you.
Keeping a log of all the things you are grateful for slowly conditions your mind to believe (and rightfully so) that you actually have a LOT to be grateful for. It takes all of those negative thoughts like “I don’t have enough _____ (you fill in the blank: time, money, friends, talent, fun) and turns them into positives.
Suddenly you find yourself constantly thinking about the things that are going well in your life. Even if they are super-tiny ones like a warm steamy shower, that hot cup of coffee that smells and tastes so good in the morning, a great new book, a hug.
Now, that gratitude could just be a small sentence. But it can have a big impact on someone’s day, week or even life sometimes. We all have reasons to be grateful, some days, weeks and months it is harder than others to truly feel positive and grateful.
What are YOU grateful for? This month, we challenge you to start a life style of expressing gratitude. Write down 3 things that you are thankful for every day or evening. Tell the people in your life that you appreciate them. Show yourself some love. Enjoy that hot cup of coffee.
Knowing how this could change your entire perspective on life, we really hope you’ll give it a try. If you accept-let us know!!! Post what you are grateful for on our hub here and/or Facebook page and let’s spread the positivity!
We are grateful for all of you and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season.