Sometimes it seems that we have lost the reason for the season. I am really happy to see that this year some stores have decided against being open on Thanksgiving. I believe it is important for people to slow down, have thanks and celebrate friends and family. Thanksgiving is the one time I turn off my phone and don’t check my email so I can be fully present with my family.
Do you have gratitude? So many times we rush through life or concentrate on what we don’t have rather than focusing on what we do have.
I have a friend and colleague who is posting a daily gratitude every day this year. It has inspired me and reminded me of all that I have to be thankful for. Do you know of anyone who shares their gratitude on social media?
How do you express your gratitude? Are you challenged because you think you have to express your gratitude a certain way? Respect your lifestyle and what works for you. Hear are some suggestions to get you started:
Keep a gratitude journal. This doesn’t need to be anything fancy. You could use a school notebook. I do suggest keeping it all in one place so you can reflect on all you have to be grateful for, especially if you are having a rough day. It doesn’t have to be on paper. Go electronic and keep in a word document that you can easily access.
Say thank you upon waking up. If you are stuck with what to be thankful for, be have gratitude for being alive and give thanks for every morning when you wake up.
Share on social media. Be like my friend and express yourself on social media. You will probably have an impact on others and remind them for all they have to be grateful for. I have found there is something powerful about expressing your gratitude in public.
Say one thing aloud you are grateful for. You could do this when you are in the shower or driving to work. If you do this with something you do daily you will most likely remember to do it. Don’t focus on coming up with something huge. It can be for simple things like a gorgeous sunset or that you had enough cash for your child’s lunch.
How do you express your gratitude? When you are unhappy or stressed what is the one thing you can have gratitude for? Share your comments below.
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