One of my favorite sayings is always be kind, so you never have to rewind. Nowadays, it is so easy to show gratitude, given what our world has been through since the Pandemic of 2020. My favorite way of expressing gratitude is by offering kindness; generational kindness is even better. We often overlook the silver set, so ensure the young, and the old are included in your graciousness.
Here are 5 examples of how we can show gratitude:
- Say “thank you” when someone cooks a meal for you, cleans your house, or does an errand for you. Not all gifts have to be monetary.
- Say “thank you,” but add “I love you,” “I appreciate you,” or “I’m grateful for you.”
- Write notes to family members telling them how grateful you are for their presence in your life.
- Volunteering in your community is a great way to get involved and connect with others.
- During Covid, when we were all sequestered, I would send my family members homemade cookies and jams and even ordered them Covid test kits. I also taught some of them in their late 80s how to FaceTime so we could feel the missing one-to-one connection in our lives. Don’t stop now.
Grateful for summer memories like these with my nieces.