Be thankful for all that you have. Shift what you look at from what you don’t have (yet), to what you do have. Say thank you. Build upon success. Build upon what has worked. Thank everyone involved for that success.
When you are thankful, it affects your inner core as well as those around you. That shift in your inner core radiates out and goes beyond you. You are actually more able to create success with a mindset of gratitude than one of wanting.
What are you thankful for during this Thanksgiving season?
Look around you. Acknowledge everything that you do have!
Take a moment and write a list.
At work — walk around — look at what you have, what you have accomplished. Thank your team for work well done, for extra hours and energy and commitment. Say THANK YOU — out loud. Do not be shy about gratitude. Remember how it feels when someone thanks YOU. Do the same and more!
Along with gratitude, it is a time for giving. Giving actually has similar feelings to gratitude. When you give, you receive. The gratitude that comes back to you is such positive energy that it can propel you into more action. It creates a natural “high” of energy that lifts you and carries you forward. It creates momentum.
What can you give? How can you and your organization become or be giving organizations?
Here are a few ideas:
- Partner with a charity or a cause and give generously to them.
- Provide direct service to another organization or group
- Participate in service days organized by the United Way or other organizations.
- Create a giving company — perhaps a buy one | give one model
- Collect food donations or toy donations at your place of work.
- Give staff a day off for service work
There are so many ways that you can give and create a giving organization.
What other ideas do you have? Be sure to leave them in the comments….
Take time this holiday season to give and be grateful. Feel the wonder of both.
Thank you!! And yes, I will be going out and saying thank you more directly as well!