Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together, enjoy delicious food, carry on traditions, and reflect on what they are grateful for. And there is no better time of year to practice being grateful than Thanksgiving! Gratitude can be practiced in many different ways, such as through meditation or by reading a gratitude journal. Whatever your prefered method of practicing gratitude we like these three simple E's of tapping into the power of gratitude by Skip Pritchard.
1. Emote: feel the emotion.
2. Extend: give gratitude to include other people.
Expressing gratitude to others is a way to show appreciation and acknowledgement of the support they provide. It also helps us feel more connected to them. Gratitude can be expressed in many different ways, such as through words, deeds, or gifts.
The most common form of expressing gratitude is through words. It is important to be specific in your expression of gratitude so that the person knows what you are thankful for. For example, "I'm grateful for all of your help with my project" or "thank you for always being there for me."
3. Exercise: do your daily gratitude exercise.