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!