I have had such a lovely few weeks spending time with some special people, attending events and been surrounded by so much positivity. I thought I would carry this feeling on with my blog post today and tell you some of the ways I show gratitude. It is so important that you appreciate what you have, as many are not as fortunate.
Sending Thank You cards
I can remember doing this from a young age, after our birthday parties I would send thank you notes as my mum would list who gave what etc. Maybe thats where I get my stationery and organisation traits from haha! More so now, probably because I am getting older but I love going card shopping and always have a collection of cards as you never know when you are going to need one. I love sending out little cards to say thank you and to show how much I appreciated their help or support. It is such a small gesture, but can really mean so much to that person and then they feel appreciated.
Write what you are grateful for in your journal
I keep a journal and I like to write down what I am grateful for each day. It also shows that although you may have a bad part to the day or week you can look back and see that each week you have plenty to be grateful for.
Be a good listener and give eye contact when talking to others
Simple manners springs to mind. It is important to show that person that you appreciative of their time. Gratitude in your relationships with your family and friends is a must.
Surprise family and friends with gifts or kind gestures
I love doing this, I believe in the “Its better to give than to receive”. I recently surprised my baby sister with tickets to see Demi Lovato you can see that post here. I love to be able to treat others and show my appreciation.
Donate to charity or volunteer your time
Although sometimes I may go through stressful situations , I know I am so lucky in so many ways. Whenever I can I donate to charity whether thats sponsoring a friend for an event, donating online or buying food and drink for someone who is homeless. I feel its important to give back to the universe and put out positive energy.
List things you have achieved so far
Sometimes I get caught up focusing on what I haven’t achieved yet, (is this just me? Haha) that I forget about all that I have achieved up until this point. I haven’t practised this one yet, but I am going to dedicate a page or two to writing down everything I have achieved and that I am proud of. I can reflect and hopefully it will inspire me to achieve more.
How do you like to show gratitude in your life?