“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

When was the last time you stopped and said thank you? Not for your morning coffee or someone opening the door for you. But when was the last time you verbalized thanks for all of the good things in your life? Here’s a hint: If you have to think about it, it’s been too long.

Although it’s very easy to get caught up in our lives and our mounting obstacles, taking a moment to stop and say thank you could be the mini-boost you need to get your through a tough time.

Recently I went through a tough time. I doubted my choices, myself, and stressing about the things that weren’t going right. I was thisclose to a full-on panic when I remembered what a friend told me, “Say thank you…just start listing everything you are thankful for.” And I did. I listed seemingly small things (my health, sound mind, ability to feed/clothe/house myself) and big things (courage to switch jobs, an upcoming international trip, etc.). In that moment I changed my energy from self-doubt and panic to one of gratitude and love.

So, Clutchettes…as you sit at your desk, kill time between classes, or on your commute home, take a few minutes to just say thank you. I promise you, it’ll make you feel better.

Happy Tuesday!

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