Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thankful Tuesday

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

Here’s your assignment for today: Tell someone that you are grateful for them being in your life, or for something they have done. That’s it.

A couple of years ago a University of Miami study showed that people who go home at the end of the day and list 5 things they were grateful for tended to have fewer depressive episodes and felt more positive about their lives.

If you are reading this and maintaining a steady respiration then you have at least two things to be grateful for.

Unfortunately, we often get so bogged down in life (like that fact that it’s Monday, summer is over, and it’s back to real life again) that we forget the people, situations, things, and forces for which we should be grateful.

So, what are you grateful for? Take a moment and appreciate it, and call someone and say, “Thank you.”

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