November is National Gratitude Month
Practicing an attitude of gratitude can increase your ability to rejuvenate, inspire, and elevate your day. Research has shown giving gratitude engenders positive feelings in both the giver and the receiver. Here are some suggestions to increase your focus on gratitude:
👉 With Veterans Day approaching, remember to thank veterans who served or are still serving in our armed forces. Thank someone who has bravely served our country.
👉Say a simple “thank you” to a colleague with a note or a phone call. It can transform your relationship in a positive way.
👉Find a worthwhile organization where you can volunteer your time or give to a worthy cause to make someone’s day brighter.
👉Reflect on the blessings that make you grateful. Perhaps it’s a recent birth or a new connection. Or it could be as simple as a beautiful sunset or a blossoming flower.
👉Start a gratitude journal. Keeping a gratitude journal has been shown to increase people’s sense of happiness by encouraging them to acknowledge the happy and positive moments in their day, irrespective of how insignificant they may appear. Here are some great questions to get started:
👉What was the best thing that happened in your life or work in the last week?
👉What milestones have you reached that make you proud and grateful?
👉Think about someone whose life is better because of you. Why is this so?
I am grateful to each of you for inspiring me every day.