Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Gratitude.”
Next week’s topic will be “Causes of Stress.”
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1. A Strength.
- Gratitude is probably one of the easiest strengths to build. All it takes is a simple “thank you!” and not only do you build that strength, but also you brighten someone else’s day. Don’t hesitate to exercise gratitude.
2. Just Do It!
- People should not give to receive, but think about the message that is sent when an act of kindness is not even acknowledged. To prevent this from happening and to offer the benefit of the doubt, communicate how you feel and set expectations for the future. It takes no effort to express appreciation. A simple “thank you” note, email, text or phone-call to show your appreciation is just fine. People just want to know that their act of kindness was not in vain. When you do it doesn’t matter, just do it!
- We gain a new sense of appreciation and discover a new meaning for gratitude when we imagine what our lives would be like without what we might come to describe as annoyances. Over time, we tend to take the things that make us happy for granted. Challenge yourself. Think about what your life would be like without something you are grateful for. You might renew your appreciation.
- It’s easy to read about improvements in other people’s lives, but you won’t experience all of the benefits of gratitude until you practice it for yourself. You can simply offer gratitude for the air you breathe. Practicing gratitude affects you and those that surround you.
The Insight: Gratitude is small and simple, and it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to offer it, but the impact it has on our lives, in our relationships and on our health and well-being is enormous. Strengthen your character and you relationships. Improve your life. Just say “thanks!”
Have a wonderful weekend!
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