“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick
Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community say the words: “thank you.” These simple words carry a strong message of gratitude and kindness. So why is it that many people forget to use them?
According to scientific research, when a person is grateful, it can enhance their mental and emotional well-being. The American Psychological Association (APA) uncovered that gratitude is associated with better moods, less fatigue, better sleep patterns and lower levels of inflammatory conditions related to cardiac health. So being thankful is actually good for you!
From time to time children and adults genuinely forget to say thank you (myself included!) and that’s okay. However, I’ve seen many children expecting a lot without understanding the importance of gratitude. In school, I often hear comments from the kids like: “I need…
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