Have you ever woke up and the first thing you said was, “Thank you”? I ask people this question and usually I get a “No.” or “Well, I don’t really know, haven’t thought about it”. I’m not sure what your answer is, but mine is that I have done so and try to remember to do so every morning.
Thank you has replaced “I’m sorry” in my vocabulary. I saw a post on the internet some time ago, on 9gag if I recall correctly, describing how nobody wants to hear I’m sorry all the time. An example from said comic was, “Instead of saying I’m sorry for being such a drag. Say thank you for spending time to me”. Take anything negative and turn it into something positive. Showing gratitude to people will put smiles on their faces and in return you will be paid in happiness. Everyone enjoys gratitude. That present you gave to a friend. He was grateful and expressed his gratitude. You got a shot of those endorphins that we love so much and felt great. You put out some positive energy and got paid in it.
Saying thank you is so important for us mentally and spiritually. Being thankful for whatever reason is a great way to start your pursuit of happiness. Even if it isn’t expressed in the presence of others. I wrote in my last blog post that I was thankful for the sun, and I truly am. We have so much to be thankful for even if we can’t touch what we have. We have people’s smiles, air to breathe, life to live and songs to sing. Everything we experience is something we can be thankful for and the more thankful you are the happier you will be. I guarantee it.
If we go back to the first paragraph we can now see the value of starting the day off with gratitude. Saying thank you when you wake up is a great way to send out good vibes and start the day off right. Being grateful that you woke up to experience another day kickstarts the system and prepares you for the day to come. Any hardships that you may encounter through the day suddenly seem so much easier to deal with, and in a world where stress is becoming a real problem; any help is appreciated.
So do me a favor. Try saying thank you when you wake up tomorrow. Try to make it a part of your morning ritual. It can be hard at first, but I know you can do it. Make a concious effort to draw in positivity so you can spread it out to others. It’s just like the hydrogical cycle.
Water is in ground.
Water becomes cloud.
Cloud starts to rain water back down on to the ground, and then the cycle repeats itself. See, even rainy days are something to be thankful for.