When Do You Give Thanks?

Do you wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you?

It is important to spend time during these special holidays to be thankful.

However, it shouldn’t be the only time you demonstrate your love and appreciation to others.

There are great reasons to thank people throughout the year and not just during the holiday season.

You should have no problem thinking of ones to thank on a daily or weekly basis.

If you need some ideas, here are some to get you thinking:

  • Family and friends that have done something for you (including being your friend)
  • Teachers, teacher aides, and school staff
  • Church staff, teachers, and helpers
  • Business co-workers and clients
  • Community workers (including police, fire fighters, and government workers)
  • Medical professionals looking after your family’s health

What are some ways to thank those that have made a difference in your life?

Giving thanks doesn’t just benefit the other person. You will receive benefits from doing it as well. You will begin to feel happier and more relaxed.

In fact, it has been proven in studies that being grateful can have a positive effect on your health. It can reduce your stress and boost your immune system.

Why wouldn’t you look for every opportunity to show your thankfulness to others?

Don’t wait for a holiday before you look for opportunities to show your gratitude. Give thanks on a regular basis throughout the year.


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