“Whaaat?!? That’s a typo, right? She means THINK & Grow Rich… the famous book.”
It’s very possible you may see a typo on this blog from time to time. I can’t claim perfection — that’s for sure!
This time, what you see is what I meant: THANK & Grow Rich. In this special month that includes the Thanksgiving holiday in America, many people give a little extra thought to what they are thankful for. They think about GRATITUDE.
When the colonists started the Thanksgiving tradition by giving thanks to God for their survival and for a good harvest, little did they know the multitude of benefits an attitude of gratitude can bring. Or maybe they DID know.
It turns out the benefits of gratitude can richly affect ALL areas of our lives… A real plus for your 360 Wellness Edge way of life.
Let’s Start With How Gratitude Enriches Your Health
An abundance of research studies show a correlation between gratitude and health benefits. Here are a few:
— Significant correlation with vitality and energy
— Fewer physical symptoms
— Improved quality of sleep
— Reduced depressive symptoms
— Enhances relaxation
— Decreased systolic blood pressure
— Fewer doctor visits
But it doesn’t end there.
Check out this chart (HappierHuman.com) with the highlights of how being thankful also provides a wealth of benefits to your personality, emotional health, relationships (social), and career… all contributing to your happiness and flowing over to enhance your success in ALL areas of life.
Many also agree there is a foundational connection between thankfulness and our faith. These words will likely be familiar to some of you:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6-7
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18
Simple Ways to Say Thanks & Show Gratitude
— Just say it. Thank you… I appreciate you so much… with sincerity in words, tone, and body language.
— Just do it. Do something you know the recipient will appreciate… it doesn’t have to be huge. And also say thank you.
— Write a thank-you note.
— Keep a gratitude journal.
— Count your blessings.
There you have it. THANK & grow rich… in ALL areas of life!
Grateful for you,