How To Be More Thankful

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With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, many people feel the obligation to be thankful. But feeling thankful does not have to be reserved for once a year, and we should really all try to be more thankful everyday, and here’s how.

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Being Positive

When you are in a bad mood or feeling negative, you’re more likely to hate on things rather then show your gratitude. By thinking more positive, you can fully appreciate certain aspects of your life more.

Showing Your Thanks, Not Just Saying It

Sure, it’s easy to say “I’m thankful for____”, but what about showing it? If you’re thankful for a certain person in your life, maybe show them that with a card or a hug. The act of doing something to show your thanks will more fully cement your feeling of thankfulness.

Think of Even The Smallest Things

Even the smallest of things you can be thankful for. It’s not always about the big stuff. Some days I am thankful I have a shirt that smells like fresh laundry or that I got to pet a cat that day. Your thanks doesn’t have to be earth shattering.

Ask Others 

Ask others what they are thankful for. Maybe they have a perspective on something that you may not have considered before. And it will spread more gratitude around fr others to enjoy.

How do you show your thanks? Let me know below!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I show my thankfulness by keeping a gratitude journal for every day of the year. ❤

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  2. heidikokborg says:

    Very good post. I agree with you on all of these things. I especially think it’s important to show that you are thankful instead of only saying it. And also staying positive…

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  3. I love that you mention showing your thanks and not just saying it! That’s so important; words are not as important as actions. ❤

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  4. Alex says:

    I think showing your thanks is so important, especially in relationships!! Great list!

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  5. My favorite from your list, is showing thanks not just saying. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. HayliDJ says:

    I have been working on being more thankful. I can’t say I love my job, or where I live BUT I have been trying to think of the positives- like the fact that at most jobs I probably couldn’t work on my blog or courses AT ALL during the day AND the fact that since we live in a place where there is nothing to do and the cost of living is low we DO get to save a lot. There are always positives in the negatives.

    Hayli at haylidejong.com

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  7. Actions definitely speak louder than words. Loved your post!

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  8. Sheryl says:

    I certainly agree that it’s important to show your thanks to others. I am trying to send cards or emails to people and others than I am grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  9. Great list! These are great things to keep in mind.

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