As Thanksgiving approaches it’s a good time to think about how much we have to be thankful.
I’m sure you are familiar with all the studies (if not just Google “show gratitude) practicing gratitude on a daily basis will help our body and mind feel better. If you watched the video I recorded and attached to this blog, it’s a reminder of no matter how bad we think we have it, if we have our health and a roof over our head, we have plenty to be grateful. With the holidays here giving gratitude seems almost automatic but they can also add some craziness to our already busy lives. Here are some creative ways you can show gratitude to all those you have in your life:
Friends And Family:
Is someone in your life feeling overwhelmed with trying to juggle being a parent and working a full-time job? Maybe they are a caregiver to an ailing parent or loved one? Figure out something you can do to show gratitude by lightening their load – mow their lawn, bring them a home cooked meal, pick up the dry cleaning, or watch their kids one night so they can go out and have some fun.
Here’s an easy way to show gratitude towards colleagues. On a morning of your choosing, or for that matter, you could even write this while relaxing at home one evening, write individual emails to your closest colleagues – including those that work under you – and tell them what you appreciate most about them and how grateful you are they are in your life. This will not only make them feel good but I guarantee when you hit send, you will feel good too.
Surprise your better half with a pre-planned night out on the town. Take care of all the arrangements in advance like any reservations for dinner or tickets to a concert/play. If possible, keep the evening a surprise right up until you arrive at your destination, but if not, let them know you have arranged a special night out for just the two of you to show how much you love and appreciate having them in your life.
Speaking of gratitude, I’d like to personally thank you for trusting me as your real estate expert. It means a lot to me, it’s not a job I take lightly. I wish you and your family the best this holiday season. If we haven’t worked together yet, what are you waiting for? Just kidding, it’s all good. I wish you all the best this holiday season and beyond.