Six Gratitude Ideas

Stay alert! Or you might miss a blessing. In our hurry scurry world, it’s easy to miss those little things that can make life more meaningful. Someone went out of their way to help you. A stranger said something nice to you. A friend from the past called you out of the blue.

Here are easy ways to show gratitude!

Say thank you in person. Texting and email is the easy way out. It is much more impactful to acknowledge someone in person.

Learn together. Strong leaders teach others to be leaders! If you’ve learned something relevant, share it. If you’ve read a great book, share it. If you’ve attended an exciting webinar, share it.

Give – just because. It’s always nice to receive a card for a special occasion. Even more, it’s extra special to give someone a “just because card” when they least expect it!

Thankful Thursdays. How about setting aside a few minutes on a Thursday to do or say something in gratitude? It’s a habit worth repeating.

Give with no strings attached. When you see someone in distress, offer to help. Buy the person behind you a cup of coffee. Run an errand for a sick neighbor. All with no strings attached!

Surprise and delight your team. On National Healthy Eating Day I facilitated a personal branding workshop for American Heart Association. Gloria Blassingille, HR Director of Training and Talent Development, gave everyone these creative gift bags. Each bag had a tag with their name spelled out. Inside was a healthy food matching each letter.

That’s gratitude, Gloria!




 Fox News Contributor Valerie Sokolosky is a Master Personal Brand Strategist and pioneer in leadership presence and personal branding. A widely published author and founder of Valerie and Company, her executive coaching and training has helped companies large and small achieve their goals of increased productivity, profitability, and enhanced people skills. Find Valerie on twitter @ValSokolosky