Instaquotes: 15 Life-Changing Quotes on the Power of Thankfulness
Today the spotlight is shining on the character trait of Thankfulness. Tis the season to be thankful; or is it? People tend to be more conscious of the spirit of being thankful during this time of year. What does being thankful mean to you, are you thankful, how do you learn to be thankful? Thankfulness to me means seeing the positive in all (negative or positive) situations and choosing to be happy and content with what I already-continuously working towards learning, growing and obtaining more.
In order to achieve the mind-state of thankfulness, a commitment to stay thankful has to outweigh all the negative circumstances that will surely come to attack your mindset. Acknowledge all the areas of your life that you are not thankful for and work on retraining your thoughts. Understand that changing your mindset is a process, you will have days when all is going well and then there will be days when you will struggle to stay positive and thankful. Remember any form of change will challenge you to exercise patience. Surround self with like minds/energy (it is truly contagious), tell people that you appreciate and are thankful for whatever role they play in your life.
These are some health benefits:
- Helps to cope/relieve stress
- Improve mental alertness
- Strengthen immune system
- Benefits the heart
- Happier and more optimistic
- Better grades
- Sleep more peacefully
When working on changing the way you think, you have to be conscious of your thoughts and redirect them until you become so comfortable with thankful thinking-it becomes unconscious. A few ways you can practice being thankful are:
- Write daily in a journal
- Consciously think thankful thoughts
- Set up a family time when everyone comes together and share what they are thankful for that day
“Character is what you do when no one’s watching”