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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the smell of pumpkin spice, the colors of the changing leaves, and the cold weather tend to awaken an attitude of gratitude in all of us. “Gratitude” is such a meaningful word, and as we sit around the dinner table or the computer screen during the Thanksgiving season, it seems to get thrown around more than a hot potato! Yet, it seems the moment the last slice of turkey has been eaten and Uncle Joe has enjoyed his 3rd slice of pie, “gratitude” tends to quickly fall from top of mind for many. Instead, everyone is focused on what big ticket item is finally going on sale on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Is gratitude really an emotion we are supposed to express only one day a year?
Gratitude is not temporary like a season. It is not an emotion you pull out for Thanksgiving dinner and then store back into the attic for next year. There are so many amazing opportunities, interactions, and experiences we have every single day that command a feeling of gratitude but go completely unnoticed. Why is that? Is it because we are too lazy to stop and appreciate what we have? Is it because we are so focused on our next step that we are unable to slow down and appreciate what we have in the here and now? We should practice gratitude daily! Regardless of our situation, there is always something to be grateful for. When living in this fast paced world it is very easy to lose track of all the blessings we have, and it is even easier to focus on what we lack rather than what we are fortunate to have.
Gratitude is not just an emotion we should express daily in our personal lives, we should express gratitude in our professional lives as well. Think of a day at work where you have received absolutely no help from anyone. Trying to find a day where you were working alone may not be as easy as you think. Our coworkers might have picked up some papers we dropped, answered a phone while we were getting coffee, or walked something back to the kitchen for us. Imagine a day where no one helped you with the “little things.” Your day just became more hectic, did it not? Rarely do we think to express our gratitude for those that work around us. Yes, we all get paid to sit at our desk and do our job, but that does not mean we shouldn’t be thanked for our efforts and hard work. Think about your work environment. If you felt your work was not appreciated or went unnoticed, how likely would you be to want to be productive? We want to know that the effort we put into our job is noticed and appreciated. When someone stops to help you with a task, they are taking time away from their job to help you. Showing that you are grateful for their help, no matter how small the task was, spreads positivity in the workplace and makes that person far more likely to help you in the future. Showing gratitude in the work place makes the work environment so much more enjoyable, there is mutual respect for all that work there because everyone’s efforts are appreciated.
You can start off your morning in a positive light before even getting out of bed by listing the things you are grateful for. It is simple and only takes a few minutes, but it reminds us how much we have to be grateful for. It allows us to start off the day on a positive note, making it easier to carry that positivity into the rest of the day. When you come from a place of abundance, gratitude, and positivity, that is what you will see in the world around you. During your busy work day take 5 minutes at your lunch break to make a mental list of what or who you are grateful for that day, and if one of your coworkers appears on that list, tell them! This list helps to remind us how lucky we are and allows us to see the world from a positive perspective, and equally as important, to share that positivity with those around us.
You can download and print this gratitude list as a daily reminder to practice gratitude!