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Gratitude Increases Our Mental Strength

9 Benefits For Saying Thank You!

Janice Eastman
4 min readFeb 8, 2022


Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Saying “thank you” is a great way to show your gratitude.

You can also use it when you’ve received a gift or service and can’t take the time to write a full-blown thank you letter.

This expression is perfect for brief conversations and is an easy yet meaningful way to acknowledge someone’s efforts.

Gratitude increases our mental strength, and it reduces stress levels.

Gratitude helps overcome trauma, as it is a powerful way to recognize the efforts of others.

Whether it is a friend or a stranger, a gesture of gratitude is a way to express thanks. And in the world of trade, we should never be afraid to acknowledge others, and in fact, it can even inspire more people to give kindness.

In addition to the apparent benefits of gratitude, the practice of gratitude has other uses as well.

  • It enhances self-esteem, which is essential for optimal performance.
  • In short, expressing thanks is a great way to show your appreciation for those around us.
  • And thanks are a great way to show your gratitude to the people you care about — hmmm, your followers.

So, be thankful for what you have, and you’ll be happier in life.

I came across a post this morning, the first paragraph of which is,

“I’m just going to say it: I absolutely loathe people thanking me for reading or commenting on their post. I roll my eyes so hard when it happens that I have a near-constant headache.”

And it got me thinking, “What if I hate it, too?

What if it turns me into a real jerk, and I alienate my audience?”

So, I went to my comments and looked at the responses I had left and found the ones I said thank you. I read every one I had ever written — some twice because I’m a smart-aleck— and I realized that I had thanked writers without thinking enough about the impact it might have had on them.

So Noelle Beauregard, I’m writing this post to tell you that I’m sorry and that I will think twice before I…



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.