Showing and expressing gratitude can have extensive benefits, both for the individual and the persons they associate with. According to Psychology Today and About.com, gratitude has been shown to:
- Reduce Stress
- Improve mental alertness
- Greater likelihood of extending emotional support
- Can help prevent certain psychological disorders
- Gain a higher level of well-being
- Gain better sleep
Showing gratitude can be fairly easy, especially now that a lot of communication is done online. There are several different ways to express thanks online– including:
- Instant Messaging
- Video Chat
- Voice Chat
- A Free e-Card
- Sending an online gift card to Amazon.com or some other online retailer
Showing thanks and appreciation can lead co-workers, friends, and family know that their good deeds don’t go unnoticed, leading to a closer relationship that is more positive overall.
So what are you waiting for? Tell someone Thank You online for something they have done recently!
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