Every year at this time, I like to reflect on the past year. It has been a year filled with many challenges and losses for my family and me. However, I am so grateful to be here with so many opportunities to accomplish some of those dreams I put on hold. Despite COVID, I have concentrated on the good. I can not do anything about COVID, but I do not have to let it get me down.
I have great things planned for the new year, and I hope you will come along for the ride. I will close this post out, leaving you with two suggestions of things you can do to show your gratitude.
- Make Yourself a Gratitude Template
If certain things you have expressed gratitude for in your journal resonate when you re-read them, use that comment as a template for the way you write down other expressions of appreciation.
In addition to what you are grateful for, also list things like:
- Why you are grateful
- How it makes you feel
(Note that journals you purchase often are set up like excellent templates too!)
- Pass Your Gratitude On
Get into the habit of passing on your gratitude—doing or saying things that show people how much you appreciate them, or sharing positive things that you are thankful for and love—can be catching. It can transform relationships, shift hostile office atmospheres to positive ones, and change lives—and businesses—for the better.
Gratitude has a habit of spilling over into every aspect of your life—especially when you honor your body and mind with exercise, good food, rest, and mindfulness—it is like sunshine on a dark day when it is genuine.
And pretty soon you will find that people are grateful for you! Until tomorrow, stay safe, keep the faith, and Happy Thanksgiving!