Giving thanks changes our perspective


On the fourth Thursday of November each year, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.

But when the Pilgrims first arrived in the New World, setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings was something that was done whenever there was something to be grateful for.

If giving thanks is so important, why not do it daily?

Thanking or praising at least one person each day makes them feel better. It also makes you feel better. And it creates a more positive culture, which leads to more positive results.

Setting a reminder on your phone at the end of each day enables you to remember what has gone well that day. This changes your perspective, away from only focusing on the problems, and brings a sense of proportion that helps to keep you grounded.

You can also review any lessons learned and decide what you want to achieve tomorrow, which sets you up well for the next day.

If giving thanks is worth doing once a year it’s worth doing daily.

Adapted from Inner Leadership.

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