Today, we reach the letter T in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. In the theme, Improve your Life, Improve your Mind, I’ve chosen T for Thankfulness
There is much that can be said for thankfulness and I’m not sure any of it is bad. So much so that I’ve set myself a year-long challenge to keep recording thanks—2018 thanks in the year 2018 in fact. In order to get to 2018, I need to record 39 thanks per Thursday under the topic, Thankful Thursday. Although this has been somewhat difficult to keep up with during the A to Z challenge, I’m still on target, although there may be some necessary catch-up over the next couple of weeks.
About a year ago, I read a book by Darlene Reyburn with the unusual title of Dragons and Dirt. You can read her lovely post here:
So what are some of the offshoots of thankfulness? Here are just some of them:
- It improves your feelings of happiness.
- It will reduce feelings of aggression, hatred, unhappiness.
- Being thankful can improve your physical health.
- It can also improve your psychological health and mental state.
- Senses of negative stress and tension will be relieved.
- It helps to build up self esteem, and will probably help you to keep a good job.
- Thankfulness can improve your sleep patterns.
- It will hit at depression and other negative emotions.
- It will also promote feelings of empathy and understanding.
- Thankfulness makes it possible to open more healthy relationships.
Here are three ways you can improve your thankfulness today:
- Think now of someone who has done something special for you: Sit down right now and send them a message to say thank you!
- Identify one thing for which you are grateful that happened or was done for you over the past weekend. Write about it o Social Media (or on this post).
- Visit or phone someone and tell them something you are happy about, and thank them for their friendship or other good thing they have done.