What are you thankful for?
At Thanksgiving, we show gratitude for the great people and things we have in our lives.
It's right there in the name — THANKS-giving.
There are a lot of benefits to being thankful not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long:
Showing thanks to others shows your appreciation of them in your life — when you make others feel good, it makes you feel good and then everyone feels good.
Being thankful gives you confidence — when you're grateful for the things in your life, even if it's something as simple as a beautiful sunset, it gives you more self-confidence. This means that you will be more confident and less worried about comparing yourself to others.
Thankfulness makes you a more positive person — people who are more thankful are more positive instead of negative. When they see a glass with water in it, they say the glass is half full instead of half empty. We want to be thankful for the water that is there, not worry about the water that isn't.
Writing a gratitude journal can help you sleep better — if you keep a journal by your bed, this helps you to remember all of the good things from the day and you'll fall asleep with a big smile.
Being thankful could give you a sense of being pleased and grateful for what you have — it also helps you get through life's tough times because you can easily call to mind all of the good things in your life.
Tell us what you're thankful for
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