23 Nov Ways to Express Gratitude this Thanksgiving Week
Every year millions of Americans come together to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a holiday we use to celebrate and give thanks for the great things we have in life – family, friends, our home. Basically, it is a day of gratitude. Let us use this Thanksgiving holiday to propel us to bring gratitude into our lives on a daily basis. Here are a few ways you can practice and express gratitude every day.
1. Write in an abundance journal. Purchase a small notebook and keep it in your briefcase, purse or on your bedside table. Take a few minutes each day to jot down one or two positive experiences, or, alternatively, write down what you’re grateful for at the end of each week.
2. Express your gratitude in person. When a friend, colleague or client goes above and beyond, be sure to verbalize your appreciation. Go to their office or treat them to lunch or a quick cup of coffee.
3. Show respect for those around you. Treat others with the same level of courtesy you expect to receive: smile, show kindness, exhibit patience and listen.
4. Don’t complain. When something terrible happens, it’s natural to want to complain about it. You may become impatient with someone in line who takes too long to pay or moan to an employee about a difficult client. You may even complain to yourself when a driver cuts you off in traffic.
5. Volunteer in your community. There’s a well-known secret among long-time volunteers: an act of kindness does more good for you than those you’re serving.