Being thankful is something we should all practice without abandon. Why not? If you have something wonderful in your life, be thankful for it. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving or the holiday season to say, “You know what? I’m just thankful for my health, wealth and happiness.” The reason for this is simple; when you practice being thankful, you life a happier life. Here are three great reasons to give thanks daily, or even more often than that.
It Staves Off Jealousy
When you take the time to appreciate and be thankful for all the good in your own life, you won’t have time to be jealous or envious of anything or anyone else. Being thankful for what you have in the moment can give you a sense of peace and contentment, and it can help motivate you to continue being thankful for all that is good in your life.
It Minimizes Stress
Being thankful can minimize the stress in your life, which can improve your mood. For example, if you are stressed about work or illness or a family situation, remembering that you have so much to be thankful for can really put things into perspective. It can help you remember that even when the times are tough, you have so much to smile about.
It Makes You a Better Person
Being thankful makes you a better person. At the end of the day, being able to afford gorgeous vacations and a closet full of Louboutins is great, but being able to afford your mortgage, food for your family, and some fun now and again is amazing. Additionally, having a big house and a nice car is great, but having great kids and a great family and great friends and time to spend with your loved ones is about a million times more amazing. At the end of the day, it’s the little things that matter – so don’t forget to give thanks for those.