The Power of Gratitude
Today is the perfect time to reflect on what you are grateful for. During trying times, it is easy to forget the little things that help us appreciate our lives. Most people feel happier if they are either giving or receiving thanks. Hearing “thank you” for a job well done makes people feel more fulfilled and motivated to repeat good performance.
Here are some ways to find the power of Gratitude:
- Listen with empathy. Encourage others to do their best and recognize their contributions and achievements.
- Keep a gratitude journal. List things for which you are thankful on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Keep the journal where you can see it as a daily reminder to think gratefully.
- Take a walk. Take the time to appreciate a sunny day, or a warm breeze, or a beautiful sunset. Make it a practice to actively look for things to be grateful for in nature.
- Actively look for people to thank. Let someone know that you recognize that they have gone “above and beyond” and why you are grateful for their extra efforts. Practicing daily gratitude balances us and gives us hope for the future. As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to think about what’s on your gratitude list. I am grateful to you for inspiring me every day.