Showing Gratitude

Julie Jurden
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." William Arthur Ward

While we often mention that the holiday season is our favorite time of the year, we love to carry the sentiment in our hearts all year round. That means, for us, showing our gratitude each and everyday. So as you sit with your family and friends gathered around the table this Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah, we encourage you to carry that feeling in your hearts the whole year. Approach each day with a sense of gratitude and express to others how much they mean to you. We have compiled a list of a few wonderful ways to express thanks and are excited to share them with you. We also invite you to leave a comment here, on Facebook or Twitter letting us know how you carry gratitude with you throughout the year.

  • Pack a note in the lunch of your child or spouse
  • Offer a genuine compliment to a co-worker
  • Put a sticky note somewhere random that will make a stranger smile
  • Mail a handwritten thank you note to someone who inspires you
  • Smile at everyone you see
  • Pay for the coffee of the person in line behind you
  • Give a larger tip than usual with a service industry worker and include a note of thanks for what they do
  • Volunteer your time
  • Acknowledge someone publicly for their contributions
  • Send flowers or a small gift to thank someone for their time
  • Verbally give thanks often