What If We Treated Every Day Like Thanksgiving?

Every Thanksgiving friends and family reminisce about memorable moments for which they are grateful. The afterglow of sharing gratitude can do wonders for one’s well-being. Just a few words of kindness can go a long way. So, why not treat every day like Thanksgiving? Daily practice is really the only way to make something a habit. If you exercise daily, your muscles grow. If you brush your teeth daily, you prevent cavities. If you practice gratitude daily, you enhance your well-being and the well-being of others.

Photo of couple hugging.

My challenge for you is this — every day thank or share positive feedback with five people before 10am. This will give you a positive foundation to start your day. It’s often said that “those who spread sunshine in the lives of others can’t help but keep some for themselves.”

Here are some ideas:

  • Send someone a card
  • Call someone and tell them specifically what it is you appreciate about them
  • Schedule a lunch meeting and share with someone the ways in which they have contributed to your life, work or the world in an outstanding way

Start keeping a list — the more we practice gratitude, the more natural it will become. 

Here’s a good start — I thank YOU for taking the time to read this and for taking care of your well-being!

DHMP Staff Writer

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