Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness are all expressions of a heart that has a contentment, appreciation, and joy for the blessings one has. It is not because of all you have, but an attitude of joy founded in the outlook a person views life from. There are touching stories of homeless people role modeling this “thankful” spirit and “sharing” with others even though they have close to nothing and no promise of more replacing what they share. It is a spirit of peace knowing you have enough and are content to not “want” more rather being in the present moment happy and fulfilled with what is.

Would you like to be more grateful?

  • Practice it daily. Start a gratitude journal and write down one thing you are thankful for each day. Do this in a book or even a simple jar and use post-it notes.
  • Notice your feelings. When you feel thankful or when you feel “not enough” or the “need for more” – stop and just be thankful for what you have or what is. Say a prayer of Thankfulness for these blessings.
  • Explore your feelings of want, restlessness or discontentment. Notice if they are serving you and bringing joy or pressure to your life?
  • Be intentional about being thankful. Sometimes it is just a choice. Usually, we have to help train and condition our mind to be thankful and see what is RIGHT with the world vs. wrong with the world
  • Reframe negativity. When you feel ungrateful or negative, stop and ask WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS? This might seem fluffy or silly, but helping to nurture your perspective and feelings of thankfulness will be a blessing and will provide other benefits to you as well.

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

  1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
  2. Gratitude improves physical health.
  3. Gratitude improves psychological health.
  4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
  5. Grateful people sleep better.
  6. Gratitude improves self-esteem.
  7. Gratitude increases mental strength.

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  • Christy Geiger

    Executive & Leadership Coach

    Synergy Strategies

    Christy is an seasoned and certified Coach for executives/CXO, leaders, entrepreneurs and top performers with a truly refreshing and unique perspective. Since 2002, she has worked with over 1000 individuals to break through personal and business barriers to perform at their best. She is passionate about learning, challenging the status quo and helping her clients achieve their desired goals. With extensive background in human psychology, personality and strengths, Christy leads each of her clients to better understand themselves, their clients and their team to increase efficiency and productivity. Over the course of her career, Christy has helped her clients customize their approach to implement strategies which maximize personal strengths and styles, and to break through personal barriers and limitations to perform at their highest. With her approach, Christy has helped solopreneurs, business leaders, and CEO’s to grow start-up businesses or expand their organization into multi-million dollar companies. She has helped businesses and non-profits grow, developed leadership teams, and coached CEOs to leverage both their strengths and weaknesses to transform their leadership styles and that of their organizations. Whatever your goal is, Christy expands internal awareness and insight to break through personal barriers guiding individuals to reach new sales, marketing, or team production. Christy brings over 15 years of personal and professional experience to each of her clients. She has developed teams in the corporate world, earned a Master's degree in Psychology, and is certified in the use of the DISC personality system, Guerrilla Marketing approach and Rule the Room Financial system. Founded in her belief each person has God-given strengths and talents, she also works with those in career discovery, transition and advancement to better understand and leverage their gifts and skills to love their work and place in the world. She grew up in California but has lived on the East Coast (North Carolina), and in the Midwest (Minnesota) and now calls Texas (Austin) home with her husband and two children.