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If the Only Prayer You Ever Said was “Thank You” « Carolyn Anderson – Wellness & Productivity Expert, Surgeon The Benefits of Gratitude

If the Only Prayer You Ever Said was “Thank You”

It would be enough.

On this Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Canada (I know it seems early to all of you south of the border), I always take time to reflect on what is truly important and to give thanks for all the amazing blessings I have in my life. This Thanksgiving over turkey dinner I had all the friends and family at the table list 3 things they are truly grateful for before we had dinner. It was a nice way to connect with what is truly important.

Be mindful of the wealth, abundance and prosperity that you already enjoy in order to see, attract and capture more of it. Operate from an attitude of abundance not scarcity.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough”
Oprah Winfrey


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You see and experience what you look for. We tend to turn our minds towards positivity and abundance when we focus on what we are grateful for. I suppose in some ways it is the law of attraction at work.

There are real tangible benefits to gratitude.

  1. Health – There is research that has proven that practicing gratitude improves our emotional and physical well being
  2. Relationships – By focusing on what is positive and good in our relationships, you will find yourself appreciating, supporting and taking more interest in your partner. This will change the way they respond to you and enrich your relationship at all levels. I once read of someone who transformed his relationship with his wife by writing one thing he appreciated about her every day for one year and giving it to her in a journal. Not only did she love the gift and the gesture, it got him focusing on the positive aspects of his life partner for the entire year and their relationship has been amazing ever since.
  3. Wealth – When you focus on the abundance of possibilities around you, you begin to see more opportunities to expand and improve your life.

Action Step

Try keeping a gratitude journal for the next month. Before you go to bed sit down and write 5 things you were grateful for that day. It could be a kiss from you spouse, your child smiling at you, a beautiful sunset or simply that you are healthy. Whatever it is write it down and continue doing this for one month. See the great things that being grateful will bring into your life.



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