Thanksgiving can change your life. It isn’t just about the physical benefits of the food, but about the radical life-changing attitude of gratitude. How does thanksgiving change your life? You’ll find out in this episode.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Maybe because it involves my five favorite “f’s”: Family, Friends, Faith, Football and FOOD! Hopefully, it’s because you are truly thankful. For what are you thankful?
Tracey Steivang (see podcast 005), says that gratitude is the strongest emotion even over and above love, sadness or even, fear.
Benefits: Gratitude may also serve to reinforce future prosocial behavior in benefactors. For example, one experiment found that customers of a jewelry store who were called and thanked showed a subsequent 70% increase in purchases. In comparison, customers who were called and told about a sale showed only a 30% increase in purchases, and customers who were not called at all did not show an increase. In another study, regular patrons of a restaurant gave bigger tips when servers wrote “Thank you” on their checks.
There is so much to be thankful for. If you’re a religious person, the biggest thanks you can give is thanking God for the life you have in Jesus. John 10:10… “I’ve come to give you a full life,” Jesus says.