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A Year of Giving Thanks

Olivia Davis

A Year of Giving Thanks by Olivia Davis on October 10th, 2018

As the Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend comes to a close, I can’t help but think back to this past year. To be honest, 2018 was filled with extreme highs and extreme lows, but one thing always remained in the back of my mind: Everything will always get better.

I know this sounds very cliché, but this Thanksgiving I did some real thinking and came up with a list of all the things I am thankful for in my life. Being “Thankful” isn’t just about one holiday, it’s having that mentality all year round. I’ve learned over the years that focusing on the positive aspects in your life will be more beneficial to your physical and mental health in the long run. Being thankful can come in many ways like good health or spending time with your grandma. Whatever it is, being thankful is a way of thinking. Here are three ways being thankful can be beneficial to you:

Reminds Us how much we have

Speaking from experience, I know when something bad happens in my life it’s easy to think of all the negative, supposed to what’s positive. Although it can be hard to get to that “thankful for what you have” stage, but once you get there I promise you will be reminded of all the things that you have to celebrate.

Changes us Emotionally and Physically

Your mental and physical health is so important – I can’t stress this enough. As soon as you reach that point of enlightenment, your overall health will increase. You will not only feel better about yourself, but you will project your positive energy onto others. Being thankful for the little things in life goes a long way on the path to becoming your best self.

Makes Us Overall Happy

Overall happiness is what we strive for right? Being thankful can come in many ways as I mentioned before. When you’re thankful and take time to thank others because you appreciate them, you generally feel good about yourself. After all, don’t we all want to be happy?