In the United States, we celebrate a holiday called Thanksgiving. It is arguably the best holiday of the year to make you happier. And that’s science-backed.
Some people think the holiday is about eating massive piles of food.
You see, Thanksgiving started as a holiday to remind ourselves to give thanks for what we have. And gratitude has been scientifically proven to be one of the best exercises you can do for long term happiness.
When I celebrate Thanksgiving, I see a lot of people stuffing their faces with food. And I do too. But like many holidays, the original purpose gets lost. It becomes more about materialistic pursuits, like eating lots of free food. And science has shown that materialistic pleasures don’t help your happiness that much.
Rich people know this better than anyone. Almost every week, I stumble across another successful entrepreneur admitting in a podcast how he feels sad even though he’s rich. It is because they never appreciate what they already have. Sometimes, you need to look backwards rather than forward.
In this video, I want to share with you a story I recently experienced to inspire you to be more grateful for what we have. Gratitude is honestly appreciating what you have, big and small. It can be the limbs or eyes you have. It could be the food on your table. Or, as you will see, it could be what country you were born into.
Now, it’s your turn.
Take a quick second to list at least three things you are grateful for. Make some effort to put some detail into why you are grateful for these things and go beyond the obvious. You will get more benefit from doing that than just listing what I already said.
Try to evoke emotion. Get out of your intellectual head. Be thankful for something that sparks some emotion because it will have a stronger effect.
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Thanks for being a part of this,