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Thank You and Good Night
Thank You and Good Night
Thank You and Goodnight is a beautifully illustrated children's book by Jon Gordon that teaches a heart of gratitude. It's a great book for the holidays (and every day)! Available where books are sold including  Amazon  and  BN .
THE POWER OF THANK YOU
In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week I'd love to share with you the benefits and power of two simple words. THANK YOU.

They are two words that have the power to transform our health, happiness, athletic performance and success. Research shows that grateful people are happier and more likely to maintain good friendships. A state of gratitude, according to research by the Institute of HeartMath, also improves the heart's rhythmic functioning, which helps us to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure and heal physically. It's actually physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. When you are grateful you flood your body and brain with emotions and endorphins that uplift and energize you rather than the stress hormones that drain you.

Gratitude and appreciation are also essential for a healthy work environment. In fact, the number one reason why people leave their jobs is because they don't feel appreciated. A simple thank you and a show of appreciation can make all the difference.

Gratitude is like muscle. The more we do with it the stronger it gets. In this spirit here are 5 ways to practice Thanksgiving every day of the year.

1) Take a Daily Thank You Walk  - I started this practice 15 years ago and it changed my life. Take a simple 10-30 minute walk each day and say out loud what you are thankful for. This will set you up for a positive day. I wrote more about this in  The Positive Dog

2) Meal Time Thank You's  - On Thanksgiving, or just at dinner with your friends and family, go around the table and have each person, including the kids at the little table, say what they are thankful for.

3) Gratitude Visit  - Martin Seligman, Ph.D., the father of positive psychology, suggests that we write a letter expressing our gratitude to someone. Then we visit this person and read them the letter. His research shows that people who do this are measurably happier and less depressed a month later.

4) Say Thank You at Work  - When Doug Conant was the CEO of Campbell Soup he wrote approximately 30,000 thank you notes to his employees and energized the company in the process. Energize and engage your co-workers and team by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work. Organizations spend billions of dollars collectively on recognition programs but the best and cheapest recognition program of all consists of a sincere THANK YOU. And of course don't forget to say thank you to your clients and customers too. 

5) Say Thank you and Goodnight  – At bedtime reflect on your day, identify and share all that you are thankful for. If you have children you can read  Thank You and Goodnight  with them and add to it. 

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for allowing me to share this newsletter with you. I'm thankful for YOU.

Jon
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STAY POSITIVE
New Book
My next book releases on December 5th. It's called Stay Positive: Encouraging Quotes and Messages to Fuel Your Life with Positive Energy .  

It’s a resource you can turn to each day to help you improve your life and career by cultivating positive thoughts that help you overcome challenges, negativity, and adversity. The more positivity we develop on the inside, the stronger and more resilient we become in facing the world on the outside. Positivity is a muscle and we can develop it.

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TAKE THE NO COMPLAINING CHALLENGE
This is the season to give thanks instead of complain. Here's a kit to help you stay positive through the holidays. 


It includes:

  • Resources to Turn Complaints into Solutions
  • 5 Things to Do Instead of Complain 
  • 3 No Complaining Tools
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