Gratitude is a huge part of my life and has transformed my heart and the way I think the more I practice it. It’s a joy to welcome our friend, Deby Lexow with LoCLE Box, as our guest post for today.
The thing with gratitude is that it actually helps you way more than the person you’re showing gratitude towards. When you feel thankful, grateful, and content in your own life and in your own experiences then you will find that you want less. You’ll find that you’re actually more satisfied with where you are and with what you already have in life.
1. Be an active listener:
Show your gratitude to others by really listening to what they have to say.
2. Give out compliments:
Make someone’s day by giving out compliments on little things like a great shirt, a nice smile, or on a job well done.
3. Make eye contact:
When interacting with people, make eye contact and show you are really present in the conversation.
4. Give a detailed example of appreciation:
Let someone know exactly why you are grateful to have them in your life by citing an example of things they have done or said on your behalf.
5. Be thoughtful of others:
While you must take care of you, it is important to also think of others first. Consider someone else’s feelings with every action and word.
6. Volunteer for unpleasant tasks:
Offer to do a chore or errand. By doing these tasks for someone you make their day easier.
7. Give a hug:
Make a true connection with those you love and are grateful to have in your life by giving hugs when greeting, saying goodbye, or saying thanks.
8. Just be there:
Spend time with others especially during difficult times and just be there without your phone and other distractions.
9. Be gracious when challenged:
When someone challenges your actions or words, still show grace by listening to what they say and being polite. You never really know what someone else might be going through so don’t take their actions personally and show them kindness (even if it’s really hard to do).
10. Offer congratulations:
When someone you know is celebrating an achievement, offer your sincere congratulations even if you are not the winner.
11. Show off their gifts:
When someone is gracious enough to give you a gift make sure you wear the clothes in their presence, display their craft on your desk, or make it known you appreciate the gift by using it.