You and our other members are the reason we strive to provide convenient financial tools, expert advice and unbeatable service. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
Thanksgiving reminds most of us once a year to think of what we’re thankful for, but it can be a worthwhile exercise year-round, too. Research shows that grateful individuals tend to enjoy better psychological and physical health.* You can increase your feelings of gratitude — and, potentially, happiness — by intentionally practicing it. Try these steps:
- Notice the good things in your life. Take a moment to look for the little things you may often take for granted, such as a beautiful sunset or sunrise, the way a friend makes you laugh or a warm coat on a cold day.
- Savor the things you’re grateful for. Absorb the feeling of genuine gratitude when it strikes you. When something makes you say, “Wow! That is amazing!” pause and soak it up.
- Start a gratitude journal. Every day, write down three things you’re grateful for. Or post notes that say, “I’m thankful for ______” or “I’m glad ______” where you’ll see them daily. Every time you look at the note, take a moment to fill in the blank with whatever is true at the moment.
Expressing your gratitude can help spread it around, benefiting those around you. We hope you benefit from this brief expression of our gratitude for you! Thanks for being a loyal member of Navigator Credit Union.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
- * Source: Personality and Individual Differences, January 2013.