Expressing your gratitude can make you feel better and improve the mood and validate the person you are thanking. Studies have found that expressing gratitude towards a person or a situation has mental and physical health benefits for you and can strengthen social bonds. However getting started can feel daunting. Take your time and really think about what has stuck with you over the past week, month, or year. Try filling out this note to thank yourself for doing the dishes that piled up, your friend for listening to you vent about a recent problem, the universe for giving you an opportunity, or a family member for helping to shape you. Big and small acts can both be extremely impactful and worthy of thanks.