Last year at that time, I described you Happiness. This time, I'd like to talk about the incredible benefits of saying thank you, one of the pillars of positive psychology, and therefore one of the answers to happiness.
Studies have shown that gratitude brings multiple beneficial effects in our lives, whether in our relationships to others, in the family, the couple, but it would also have a positive impact on our health, our sleep and our mood.
This is not surprising since a thank you brings great joy, both to the person who receives it and to the one who says it.
It’s one of the most important components of meditation, and many psychologists and coaches encourage people to remember at night 3 happy moments of the day and to be grateful for them.
For those who wish to go even further, keep a journal of gratitude, write in a notebook the happy things that have happened to you and the people who are associated with them. Feel free to read your notebook from time to time.
I can’t stop to say how grateful I am for the amazing people I meet on this journey. So many people who support my dream and encourage me to inspire others ... You don’t know how much your energy drives me and moves me. Thank you! You are my world!
Little anecdote, recently I take the bus and the driver is in an execrable mood, he just had an altercation with a passenger. I have to repeat three times my bus stop, he’s grumpy and aggressive. It’s not always easy to keep a positive attitude in all circumstances, yet when I leave the bus, I say thank you with a big, sincere and sympathetic smile.
I don’t know if my thanks changed his mood, but for me it was the way to not change mine!
To thank people is not only a form of courtesy, it’s also a way of preserving inner peace.
Reread my article Be Positive to complete your quest for serenity.
Actually, when my favourite café (Little Kook Athens) becomes my favourite movie:
And if there is one person who knows better than anyone the recipe for happiness it’s her. A spoonful of sugar!?! I think I had enough sugar for a few weeks hahaha!
Thanks to my friends from Athens, Rachel, Evangelia and Emanouela, you are always there for me, feeding my soul with so much light and pushing me out of my comfort zone. You are incredible, you are my spoonful of sugar!
Thank you to Yulia, Maria, Nikos and Pavlos. Beautiful human beings who once again, demonstrated that being positive attracts the right people in my life. Your kindness, your honesty, your generosity and your sensitivity are a blessing to this world.
Finally, I thank myself for accepting every challenge in life with grace and joy!
Open your heart to open your mind…
To all my Greek friends celebrating Easter this weekend, I haven’t forgotten to buy my red eggs!
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Love & Gratitude,