The festive season has become such a busy time. Yet it’s also a time to pause, reflect and celebrate. That makes it a wonderful time to say thank you.
The simple act of expressing gratitude can make us feel better – and there is plenty of research to this effect*.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or profound, just one small thing you consciously choose to be thankful for and a practice you cultivate regularly.
- Think of something, anything, you feel grateful for – the sun shining, the rain falling, the food in your fridge, your friends, a helpful colleague, a new perspective …
- Make a conscious point of expressing your gratitude for that person, experience or thing – put it into words and say it to yourself, in your mind or out loud.
- You may wish to express your gratitude directly – with a card, text, email, a phone call or in person.
Who will you celebrate this festive season?
Can you pause for just a moment to say … Thank you. I’m grateful that you …
It might just be the best gift you give them and you this Christmas.
So on that note, I’d like to say Thank You. For supporting me as a professional. For asking questions and spurring discussion. For sharing your research and ideas. For engaging with me and my work.
I sincerely wish you all the very best for the festive season and look forward to deepening our professional networks and connections through the coming year.
With Love and Gratitude,
M.A.D. Creator, www.madyoga.com.au
*For more information on the links between gratitude, happiness and wellbeing see;