One of the easiest and most powerful feel-good things you can do is express gratitude. For one week, start a daily gratitude routine and see what happens.
If you’re wondering what the big deal is about gratitude, to start, it’s important enough to have two annual designations – World Gratitude Day (September 21); and Gratitude Month (November). How about a National Gratitude Week? Let’s give it a feel-good week go…
As Workhuman® CEO Eric Mosley observed in his Workhuman® Live keynote address, gratitude “binds people together and creates a symbiotic relationship. There are lessons for leadership that a little piece of positive reinforcement can change a life. …
How you celebrate the week is limited only by your imagination. Start with stating three things every day for which you are grateful – or what you can do to express gratitude. Some people write thank you notes to those they appreciate. Some make a point of having “gratitude dinners” with family members. And others start a gratitude journal in which they record what they’re grateful for. How about a gratitude game with your kids?
Pay it forward
So, this week, take a moment (or two, or three…) to reflect on the blessings that make you grateful. In the same spirit, being grateful for all you have is a particularly meaningful time to help those in need. Some people mark show their gratitude with volunteer efforts. Others make a donation to a worthy cause. How about a pay it forward and/or random act of kindness like buying someone’s coffee who is behind you or their grab n’ go lunch, just because you can…
And don’t forget about the workplace — after all, the more gratitude in a company, the better it performs. The data proves it, over and over again. Gratitude makes people feel acknowledged for who they are and what they do, motivating and empowering them to do the best work of their lives.
Who or what are you grateful for? Gratitude week is your opportunity to join in and participate in the positive energy we so desperately need in our daily lives.
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