Thanksgiving reminds us of all that we have to be grateful for. Let’s make 2019 the year that we aren’t just showing gratitude on Thanksgiving but through the whole holiday season. Gratitude doesn’t have to be shown through a grand gesture. Simple things like making eye contact, thanking someone with a handwritten note, and making a phone call to an old friend can all be simple things to show how much another person means to you. Here are some other simple ways to show gratitude this holiday season.
Whether it’s helping with the dishes, taking the garbage out, or cleaning the turkey – going the extra step to do a job that is less than pleasant for some can show how thankful you are. How do you feel when someone offers to take over for you when you are doing something you would rather not be doing? Giving a little extra to those we love goes a long way, especially during the holiday season.
We all know that you are supposed to tip your servers, but how often have you left a special note in a tip jar or told your server how much you appreciated how well they took care of you? You can leave an extra large tip, even a few extra dollars than normal to show you truly appreciate them. Giving a little extra thanks can end up meaning a lot to the person, especially if your server is having a rough shift or is going to be working long hours. Go the extra length to make them feel appreciated.
You probably have heard a lot about self care in the past year. The reason for this is that it really is so important. We work hard and take on a lot for ourselves and others, showing a little bit of appreciation to yourself can help improve your mood and how you interact with others. Refill your tank and you will shine both on the inside and out. Some simple ideas can include taking a nice warm bath with candles lit, treating yourself to a manicure, taking a class you have been meaning to take but haven’t had time, or writing a note to yourself stating all of the attributes you admire in yourself.
Thanksgiving is all about showing appreciation for all we have in our lives. So this season, go the extra length to show how much you appreciate everyone and everything in your life – you will be amazed with how loved you make everyone else around you feel and how loved you feel!