Psych Central


Thank You

Researchers in positive psychology tell us that we are more content when we savor the positive that happens in our lives. But focusing on the positive isn’t natural for many people. We tend to see and think about what we dislike, fear and what has hurt us more than we recognize and replay what we cherish. So maybe the end of the year is a great time to remember what you are grateful for about 2012. I suggest we declare December 31 as Gratitude Day.

If you are grateful for events that happened, find a way to remember them. Maybe share stories about these events with friends or family members. Look at photos of trips you took or celebrations you had during the year. Maybe you took a big step in your life dring 2012. Let yourself feel proud of that step. Maybe you were a good friend to someone or got through a tough time. Acknowledge yourself for what you achieved.  If you are grateful to friends for support or for being your friend, let them know. If some have gone the extra mile for you, maybe send them a gratitude note.

I’m grateful for so much that happened in 2012. I’m grateful to everyone who has read the posts in The Emotionally Sensitive Person and to everyone who contributed through completing the surveys. Thank you.

Creative Commons LicensePatrick Hoesly via Compfight

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.






    Last reviewed: 31 Dec 2012

APA Reference
Hall, K. (2012). Gratitude Day 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 18, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/emotionally-sensitive/2012/12/gratitude-day-2012/

 

Savvy
The Power of Validation
The Power of Validation
The Power of Validation
Karyn Hall, PhD is the author of the above books.
Check out their details by clicking on the cover.


Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • cin: it’s very hard. it often seems like a ‘tunnel of bleakness’ w/no improvement in sight. i know...
  • Aaron: Life just seems so hard sometimes, it’s like I just want to dedicate myself to my work and my country....
  • Crossroad: I’m in my mid twenties and it looks like I’m walking in your footsteps. I don’t think...
  • Aaron: Loneliness is a very dark place, whether I surrounded myself with so-called “friends”, that had...
  • Jen: Hi Gracey!! I just got an email from this blog because I was on this site a couple years ago and it helped. I...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!