There Is Always Something or Someone to be Thankful For

Posted on November 21, 2016 by

It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life.  We often take things for granted and fail to notice and appreciate the abundance and there-is-always-something-to-be-thankful-for-jpegbeauty in our lives. Studies show that being mindful of what you are thankful for and even making the effort to thank someone can improve your happiness level.

Take a moment to reflect on what and who you are thankful for.  Here are some prompts you can use to help you dig deeper inside. If you notice negative thoughts arising when you first read any of the prompts, just accept them and look past them to find positive things that you can feel grateful for. Notice how you feel before you begin.

·        List 10 things or people you are thankful for and include why.

·        Describe something you are especially grateful for.

·        Name someone who makes your life better and explain why.

·        Write a thank you note/text/email to someone.

·        List the things you are grateful for concerning your health.

·        Describe what you are thankful for about your home.

·        List 3 ways you are grateful about your finances.

·        Explore 3 things about your work that make you feel grateful.

·        List 5 things you are thankful for about your family.

·        Write down 2 things about yourself that you are thankful for.

·        What do you appreciate the most about this time in your life?

·        Describe what happened today that you were thankful for?

·        List 3 foods you are thankful you can eat.

·        Describe 3 things about your values and beliefs that you are grateful for.

·        What 3 things in nature are you most thankful for?

·        Describe something you appreciate that others take for granted. 

Notice what if anything has changed about the way you feel now that you have finished this exercise.

I appreciate YOU!

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is an international expert on ADHD and Mindfulness. She is an award-winning, #1 best-selling author of: Mindfulness Skills Workbook, Mindfulness Skills for Kids and Teens, ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens and Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD. She is an international speaker and retired psychotherapist and neurotherapist, who has been helping all ages thrive for over 30 years.

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