It’s time to talk gratitude. Now that we’re into the heart of the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to take stock of your life and relationships and say, “Thank you!” What are you most grateful for this year? While it’s important to show your gratitude all year round, the holidays are a particular time of thanksgiving. Here’s how you can show those around you that you care.
Share Your Gratitude with the World in 3 Simple Ways
- Take the “Post-It Note Challenge”
Have you heard of this fun way to express your gratitude this holiday season? The “Post-It Note Challenge” is a great way to leave compliments and say thank you to those in your life. Here’s how it works: carry a pad of sticky notes and a pen around town and when someone does a nice thing or you want to give them a compliment, write it down and leave the note for them to find. You can do this anonymously or sign your name, but the purpose is to think about moments that bring you joy and share your thoughts with others.
- Pay it Forward
Have you heard about instances where total strangers do a good deed in their community? It’s called paying it forward. While doing so doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, small and random acts of kindness can be a great way to share your grateful energy with the world. How can you pay it forward in your own life? Buy coffee for the person behind you in line at Starbucks, hold the door open for a stranger, let someone cut in front of you in traffic or send some flowers to a friend. Any act, no matter how small, will make a difference!
- Say Thank You
Often, the best way to show your thanks is to say, “Thank you!” Reach out to your friends, family and community members to let them know you are glad they’re in your life. While it may go without saying, it feels good to share your gratitude, and it they will appreciate hearing it. You are stronger because of the community around you!
I’m grateful so much in life, but especially for you, my readers. Have a safe, wonderful and love-filled holiday season!