Two of the most underrated words in the language. They are simple yet more than necessary. My grandma drilled these words into me at a young age. Thank you Omi.
Expressing thanks is something that all humans need. It shows that you notice what others are doing.
Gratitude is boundless. There can never be enough of it. As motivational speaker Zig Ziglar has stated, “Gratitude is the healthiest 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.” It is a warm and friendly feeling. It can be granted to a stranger on the street holding a door or an Uber for serving as pleasant company. With any favor, large or small, kindness can be cast.
Showing appreciation can start to rewire how you view life.
The past year and a half I have had a daily gratitude practice. I write out three things I am grateful for. Some days it ends up being many of the same things, like my health and that of my loved ones. It takes mindfulness to notice the gifts right under your nose. I was particularly grateful for my eye mask for deep sleep and that perfectly ripe juicy pear I ate today.
Give gratitude more often when in doubt. It breeds benefits more than anything else.