What Are You Thankful for?

Thanksgiving is the ideal opportunity to think about all the things in life you’re truly thankful for. It could be as simple as having a roof over your head and things to eat or more abstract, such as your artistic talents. Whatever you’re thankful for, taking time for gratitude is extremely important for your mental health.

Why Is Gratitude Important?

Multiple studies have shown a direct link between gratitude and happiness. People who regularly write about things they’re thankful for tend to be more optimistic. Those who express gratitude for their partner feel more positive about them and are more comfortable expressing concerns about the relationship. Employees who are thanked by their managers feel motivated to work harder.

In short, taking a few minutes each day to think about the positive things in your life is full of positives and has no downsides.

Things to Be Thankful for

If it feels like everything is going wrong and you can’t find anything to be thankful for, here are some ideas:

  • Good health
  • Close friends
  • Family
  • Pets
  • Having enough food to eat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Forgiveness
  • Naps
  • Having a job
  • Financial savings
  • Weekends
  • Fresh air
  • Clean water
  • A good night’s sleep
  • Farmer’s markets
  • Indoor plumbing
  • Duct tape
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Cat videos
  • Spell check
  • Freedom of religion
  • Road trips
  • Art

If You’re Grateful for Art, Stop by Jerry’s Artarama

If you’re thankful for art or your ability to create it, Jerry’s Artarama has the supplies you need to make the type of art that fills you with the most joy and gratitude. With locations all around the country, a surprising selection of high-quality art supplies, and staff who are as passionate about art as you are, Jerry’s Artarama is the perfect place to pursue your passion and embrace your thankfulness for art.

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