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Being Thankful, And Then Some

Being Thankful, And Then Some

November 23, 2018

This is the time of the year to be thankful.

And I’m thankful for that.

Research keeps coming out on how gratitude makes our lives better.

But we’re also learning that not all gratitude is created equally.

Just being thankful is perfectly okay. Being thankful for the sun shining or a good meal is better than nothing.

It fades pretty fast, though.

The best sort of gratitude comes with action behind it.

If you’re thankful for the person who cleans your office, take action and give that person an unexpected cash present.

If you’re thankful for old friends, send them a quick note telling them how much you love them.

If you’re thankful for your morning coffee, thank a thousand people who helped make that coffee possible.

When we put a little action behind the thankfulness, things get better–even if it’s just a tiny bit.

And we receive benefits all along the way.

Gratitude with action helps other people, and, even more, it helps ourselves.

Being thankful can have a huge impact on many lives.

It’s science.

 

My book is called The Inevitability of Becoming Rich, and you can find that here.