Expressing gratitude isn’t just about a simple thank you. There’s more to it than the feel-good emotions your actions bring to people whom you’re showing gratitude towards. Expressing gratitude is actually a powerful tool for your own well-being as well. Gratitude is proven to increase your happiness. And if your own happiness isn’t motivation enough, it will deepen your relationships, cheer someone up and encourage them to repeat the good behaviour. Credit where credit is due, right? We came up with a few ways you can tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them.
In trying to keep up with everything that is going on around the world, we tend to ignore all that we do for ourselves. Through everything, we are taking care of ourselves, mentally, physically, and emotionally, Time to give yourself a pat on the back? And then some.
Thank your caregivers — whether it’s the family you’re born into or the family you’ve chosen
You owe it to them. They love you (almost) unconditionally and have seen you during your rough moments and have stood by you.
Thank your friends
Through tough mental health days, breakups and good hair days, your friends have seen it all. Have you ever thanked them for listening to you? For being by your side through the ups and downs?
Thank your coworkers
You spend the majority of your day interacting with them and some kindness is always welcome.
Thank frontline workers
Right now, there are some people who are going out of their way to create a safer, healthier world for us and it is important to acknowledge them.