Gratitude runs deep at this time of year. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, you’re probably feeling it too!
What is gratitude? Gratitude simply put is the feeling of being thankful. I know that there are times when life isn’t going your way and there may not seem like anything to be grateful for. I can promise you, there is always something to be grateful for!
What’s in it for you? How does showing gratitude help you? After all, we want to make sure it’s worth our time. This may surprise you but showing gratitude actually correlates with overall happiness, helps you see the good in your life and feel more positively, build mental strength, and create solid relationships.
One way I make sure to include thankfulness in my life is by keeping a gratitude journal. When I’m having an “off” day, I write down 10 things I’m grateful for. This helps me to get in a better head space and realize that even though I’m feeling “off”, there are still things to be grateful for.
Showing gratitude helps more than just you. Doing so (I’m going to give you some ideas on how), will be making a difference in others’ lives as well. That can be done in TONS of different ways.
Here are a few ways you can show gratitude to the people you encounter in your life
- Write a note to them
- Give them a gift
- Lending a listening ear with full attention
People you work with:
- Bring them lunch
- Listening intently
- Ofter to take some things off their workload
Remember, showing gratefulness for yourself and others benefits you and them. It doesn’t have to cost money and means so much to those around you.
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