Have you ever tried smiling before answering the telephone? I taught a class online where this was one of the given assignments. I am not crazy about talking on the phone, so I was amazed how much better I felt when I tried it. Various sources share that being thankful and kind, using our strengths, caring for ourselves as well as others, and praying/meditating are ways to better well-being.
Another technique to increase positivity is to visualize what you want to see, a goal you have. Today on Christ the King and Thanksgiving Sunday, we are given a vision of how God wants us to live in Ezekiel 34 and Matthew 25. God longs for us to take the focus off ourselves and take care of each other, to live out of love as Jesus did.
We can be thankful no matter what because God is pulling us to be in the community who is blessed by love. May it be so. Please join me in this Communion video.