Good Morning! I must say that I am extremely 'thankful' today. Today is our 8th day of vacation. I love our vacation every year and this year is no exception. As I was thinking about what to write for my Thankful Thursday post, I began to think about different ways to show being thankful versus just being thankful. A synonym for the word thankful is grateful. The definition of grateful is to be warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; to be thankful. So I was exploring ways to show being grateful. Below is a list of what I came up with. I hope that you find something on the list to spark within you a desire to show your that you are thankful [or grateful] to those around you.
1. MEAN IT WHEN YOU SAY 'THANKS'
Sincerity is half the battle when it comes to gratitude. If you are really grateful, it should be natural to express that gratitude. One way to quickly check your gratitude is to ask yourself, "Am I really grateful? Am I showing gratitude for the right reasons?"
2. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR THANKFULNESS
Details matter. Sometimes it is hard to articulate what you're grateful for. Try this...with a pad and pen, make a list all the specific things you're grateful for. Once you see a list, it will be easier for you to be specific about your thankfulness.
4. MAKE PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF GRATITUDEDon't go overboard, but showing gratitude to someone in front of others may show the person that you truly are thankful for their kindness. Think of ways to publicly thank them.
Have a great day,