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Thoughtful Thursday: Remember to say thank you.

Now that the Halloween month of October has come and gone, November and Thanksgiving is beginning to be on the forefront of everyone’s minds. Our focus is on where we are going to spend the holiday, the craziness of travel and seeing old relatives, or who will be cooking the turkey on the big day. But what is this “thankful” season all about? Sometimes we can forget how a simple few words like “I love you” or “thank you” can mean to another, especially those who are the closest to us.

Here is a  simple 3-minute talk, where speaker Laura Trice muses on the power of the words “thank you.” Dr. Laura Trice is a therapist and a coach, devoted to practices that help people find fulfillment in their lives. She has created a therapeutic program entitled “Writing in Recovery” that uses creativity such as journaling or music to help others develop a better sense of self and set goals for themselves.

Whether they are to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, or to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it.

“The father told everybody else that he was proud of him, but he never told the son. It’s because he didn’t know that his son needed to hear it. So my question is, why don’t we ask for the things that we need?”

If we are wanting this love and affection from those closest to us and feel like we are not getting that, why not ask? We like to be praised, but are afraid to ask, so chances are those family, friends, and others closest to you are craving the same thing. Take a step up, and say to them what you would want them to say to you.

The Thanksgiving season is upon us. Say a simple kind few words to those you love. Even if it is a simple “I’m proud of you”, “I love you” or “Thank you.”

Good Happens.

Pay it Forward!


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