Express yourself. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so let your loved ones know how wonderful they are. You might think it, but now it’s time to show it. Actions speak louder than words, and I cannot think of a better gift. President Kennedy reminded us, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Here are some gratitude tips for your consideration:
1. Practice Gratitude Basics.
Give attention, approval, appreciation, and admiration. I love all of these A words!
2. Use Technology Tactics.
Online everything is here to stay, so if someone lives far away, you can pay your gratitude this way. It might seem impersonal, but it’s better than no contact at all.
3. Don’t Forget to Say “Thank You.”
Whether it be for a gift or a girls’ night out, make sure to put pen to paper within 48 hours so the message is remembered.
4. Remember Graciousness Comes in Many Shapes and Forms.
Be kind, courteous, and benevolent. All the mentioned are marks of good etiquette and will set you apart in a crowd of millions. Try these examples on for size: “I really appreciate the favor you did for me… Thank you for being there when I needed you… It really helped me out when you picked my daughter up from school…Thank you for doing me a huge favor…I am so grateful for our friendship!” #wordsmatter
Always wear your gratitude crown.