Never underestimate the power of a thank you. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we want to share with you some of the benefits and power of two little words: thank you.
Saying thanks brings people closer.
Taking a few minutes to say thank you, especially through mail, will have such a positive impact on your relationships. The recipient will see just how grateful you are and will feel special to have received a formal thank you. In the age of texting and email, it might seem a bit silly but when it brings people closer together, it’s not silly at all. And who doesn’t like to get mail?
Being thankful reduces stress.
Studies have shown that being grateful benefits the heart’s rhythmic function, which in turn helps us to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure and heal physically. Did you know that it’s actually physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time? When you’re grateful, you fill your body with feelings and endorphins that uplift you rather than stress hormones that drain you. There’s no doubt that the mind and the body are connected.
Grateful people sleep better.
Keep a journal at your bedside and write down what you’re thankful for each day before you drift off to sleep. Give yourself 15 minutes, and you will not only sleep better – but you’ll sleep longer, too.
As Martha Washington said:“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington
Now, put on your comfy pants, and thank you for supporting YTTP.