Showing gratitude is a wonderful way to express appreciation and strengthen your relationships with others.
Today, September 21, we celebrate World Gratitude Day.
According to Gratitude Blog, the idea to celebrate World Gratitude Day came first in 1965 during a Thanksgiving dinner in the meditation room of the United Nations building.
So how do we celebrate World Gratitude Day?
Here are some ideas:
Say ‘Thank You’
The simplest and most direct way to show gratitude is to say “thank you” when someone does something kind or helpful for you. Be sincere and specific about what you’re thanking them for.
Write a Thank-You Note
Sending a handwritten thank-you note or an email expressing your gratitude can be a meaningful way to show appreciation. Include details about why you’re grateful and how the person’s actions made a difference in your life.
Show Your Appreciation in Person
Sometimes, a heartfelt spoken word can mean a lot. Express your gratitude in person, over the phone, or through a video call. Be sure to communicate your appreciation clearly and sincerely.
Do Small Acts of Kindness
Show your gratitude through small acts of kindness in return. This could involve helping them with a task, offering to buy them coffee, or doing something nice for them in return.
Complimenting someone sincerely on their skills, qualities, or actions is a way to show appreciation and boost their self-esteem. Be genuine and specific in your compliments.
Remember that genuine gratitude comes from the heart. It’s not just about following a formula. It’s about sincerely valuing the actions and contributions of others in your life.
Thank you for reading!