WOW Word-Of-the-Week #486: Thankful

November 27, 2013 by  

Thankfulappreciative and grateful.

Are you appreciative and grateful for all that you have? Do you acknowledge and thank people when they do something that is of benefit or favorable to you? When you do something kind or giving to someone, do they thank you? How does it make you feel?

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving and I am so grateful for all that I have in my life. I am thankful to be able to travel and experience different cultures. Now that I don’t have to go school, I love learning all the history and the geography.  I really enjoy meeting new people and eating good food!

And I am really thankful to be home! We live in a great country with an abundance of everything.  (And great paved roads) I have wonderful friends and family and the love of my life! I don’t think it can get any better than that!

a thanksAnd being thankful has its health benefits. Researchers at the University of California-Davis, Cornell and the University of Michigan found that people “who have a plethora of events for which they feel grateful bounce back more quickly from trauma, can undo the negative effects of stress and have lower blood pressure.”

A USA Today article said to, “Notice small things. Experts almost universally agree that some of the most significant blessings are also the most seemingly insignificant acts. Take note of a nice day, a spectacular sunset, a moonlit night.”

This week focus on giving thanks. You can never do it too much. What are you grateful for in your personal and professional life? When was the last time you told your customers, guests, clients, members, friends and family how grateful you are to have them in your life? When was the last time someone told you they were thankful you were in their life? How did that make you feel?