Always Show Gratitude
It is just one week until Thanksgiving. This is a good time to think about gratitude and specifically what you are thankful for. At the same time, it’s a great time of year to spread good feelings, which you can do by letting others know when you appreciate something that they have done for you.
Those of you who have younger children - or even older ones - know that you end up reminding them to say “thank you” all of the time. That is because thanking someone or showing gratitude is a learned behavior. If it came naturally or from observing others, we wouldn’t have to teach children to do so.
Hopefully you remember to thank people in your daily life. In my day, this can be thanking someone holding the door for me when I get to my office, for holding the elevator for me, or for making a pot of hot water so I can have tea and get that needed caffeine injection upon arriving for work. Many of these situations are universal to all of us, but I do notice when I hold a door for someone and they walk through without saying anything.
Of course, if you go through your day looking for when people should be thanking you, you likely will be disappointed. Instead, I think about how I want to come across to others, as well as ways I don’t want to come across to others.
We all have bad days, but most days we should recognize when thanking someone is proper and appropriate. Plus, it has the added bonus of making you or the other person feel good, making it a great way to go through life.
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