For the past week, there has been a lot of talk about gratitude and thanking those in your life that have supported you, loved you and been there for you in the time you needed it the most.
Makes sense…this Thursday is Thanksgiving after all
There have been posts on social media about thanking friends you’ve never actually met in person, but who have helped you with your business or just put a smile on your face.
Facebook even rolled out another video personalization app so you can thank a friend with a cute little song and picture montage.
These are all great reminders to take a moment away from our regular hustle and bustle, wired in routines and focus, even for a moment, on our blessings.
Studies show those people that practice regular gratitude have substantially better health than those that don’t, with less stress, less incidences of illness and an overall happier disposition in life.
However, today I want to talk about another type of gratitude that we shouldn’t forget about this year or any year.
I feel that this type of gratitude is the most important kind of gratitude.
Since you’ve been young, you’ve probably been told to say “thank you” to those that did something generous or kind for you.
When you hear the words “thanks” and “gratitude”, I bet most of the time you think about those words in relation to the people or things in your life…
Family that has provided for you, friends that have given you a shoulder to cry on, a job that has helped keep a roof over your head, your trainer, your hairdresser, your mailman, your nanny….
However, we often forget to thank the most important person that is there for us 24/7, that is truly the one responsible for getting us through each day…
And that is ourselves.
That’s right…so let me ask you, when is the last time YOU thanked YOU?
Although it may seem strange to take a moment to thank yourself, it’s really only so because for years and years, we’ve been told that happiness, success, love and all those good bubbly feelings and things, come from outside of us…so therefore the gratitude must go outside of us…
To offer yourself gratitude would be selfish when so many have done so much for you, right? Continue reading