How to Start Saying Thank You to Yourself

I'm always running to the dollar store to stock up on thank you notes! I just love to write notes of gratitude and either hand deliver or mail them to people—friends in Pennsylvania, family in New York. And much like you, I find myself thanking other people but take little time to thank myself.

Gratitude is a self love practice in that it nourishes you in the moment while attracting more to be grateful for. It has positive effects on our mind, body and soul.

We’re roughly half way through the calendar year, so it’s a good time to pause, reflect and thank yourself. So, grab your journal and write a letter of thanks to your “past self,” “present self” and/or “remainder of the year” self.

Dear _____ ,

Thank you for . . .

I love when you . . .

You honored yourself when . . .

I appreciate that . . .

You really know how to . . .

Give yourself some credit for . . .

Love, _____

Your past, present and future deserve your thanks; you deserve your thanks. In looking to the rest of 2022, you can start to intentionally manifest your life and all the wonderfully expansive moments there will be to experience, all the quality moments to live out.

So, open up the voice messaging app on your phone, and speak a moment of gratitude from the you who just experienced one of these moments—how it was such a perfect moment. You’re feeling into it and speaking it as if it just happened. It’s real and raw, and you are filled with appreciation. That is full-on embodiment, and you put that vibe out into the universe. Plus, you now have the recording on hand to listen to as often as you want.

So, here we are at the halfway mark of 2022, and I invite you to start practicing self gratitude along with your other transformational acts of self care and self love. Say it with me loud and proud… thank you for being you, and thank me for being me.


This article was written and contributed by:

Lisa Desberg

Self Love Coach at The Magnifying Class \ @themagnifyingclass

Lisa is a Self Love Coach, a Manifestation Guide, and a Reiki Master Teacher. As a Self Love Coach, she helps you to overcome self-limiting behaviors and habits through self care and self love strategies—ones that are accessible and authentic and can be easily integrated into daily living.

As a Manifestation Guide, Lisa supports you in tapping into your desires and attracting ways you want to feel and things you want to have. What you want is already yours. As a Reiki Master Teacher, she guides you on your journey to become healer, and we know the world needs more healers. In level 1, you learn the history, the chakras, and the techniques to self Reiki and Reiki loved ones—even pets. In level 2, you become a practitioner. In level 3a, you become a Master, and in level 3b, you become a Master Teacher.

Lisa finds joy in a morning cappuccino, a full day of teaching high schoolers, an afternoon meditation, and a night time dinner around the kitchen table with family. She weaves her favorite self care and self love practices into her everyday life, and her current favorites are breathwork, hydration, nourishment, celebration, movement, and journaling.


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