Learning The Power Of Gratitude
4th Aug 2017 , Wannathankyou
There are days when you wake up and all you want to do is snuggle into the covers and get back to sleep. Days when everything seems off-kilter and the best thing you can do is burrow deeper into the covers and sigh. It can be difficult to find a silver lining when the going gets tough, when everything in life seems to make you feel like you’re alone, lost and confused.
However, no matter how bad it looks, no matter how hopeless the situation might seem and no matter how insurmountable it all feels, there’s something you can do to make yourself better. Practice the power of gratitude. Be thankful for something.
Rewire Your Mind for Positivity
In “The Secret to Better Work,” Shawn Anchor tells us that the way to rewire your brain, to change a predominantly negative mindset to a positive one, is happiness. Now, it can be tough to be happy when you’re feeling down or your emotions are in a slump. One quick way to be happy, to be positive, is to appreciate people. Thank them for their simple thoughtfulness. Jot down a quick note of appreciation to the waitress. Thank the mailman. Thank the security detail at the door of your hotel for helping you with your bag. Make every good deed stand out.
Thank people with a smile. Smiles are contagious. So is appreciation. When you try making other people feel better by thanking them, you’ll instantly feel better as well. Think of gratitude as a habit you’ll do well to learn. Practice it any way you can.
With sites like WTY, you can send a message to a friend you haven’t seen in a long time but who did you a lovable kindness you can’t forget.
Thank teachers who’ve been instrumental in your growth. Thank mentors who’ve shaped your life and your mind. Thank poets for writing about worlds you can fall in love with.
See Gratitude Everywhere
Thank your cat for the comfort of his fur around your neck. Thank your herbs for another day of fresh mint, basil and tarragon leaves. Thank the books you love. Thank the trees for being there throughout the night.
Thank dreams. Thank the books you love. Thank everyone and everything that’s made a difference in your life. That is the best resistance you can have against negativity and the best way to bring happiness and positivity into your life.
WannaThankYou is a site that aims to teach people the power and beauty of gratitude. To know more about how we make that happen, get in touch with us.