In this season, the focus tends to be directed to the “why”, “what” and “when” of being grateful. Showing gratitude in your daily life can have a significant impact on how often positive things happen in your life, while recognizing the examples you see in others can all be just as impactful.
If you take a moment to reflect, you probably can think of any number of ways there are to show gratitude. As I reflect, I make it my mission to show it through my actions and my words. Whether this is doing a thoughtful gesture for a loved one, sharing with a friend I’m so thankful for, or spending time in meditation or devotion.
Then, there are times when we are the beneficiaries of others showing their gratitude. Recently, I helped a friend in need so they showed their gratitude by paying for my lunch. These days it’s always appreciated when I receive a kind smite or thank you when I assist with holding the door for someone or I assist a person in need with money for food.
All around us there are ways to demonstrate gratitude. Be intentional about looking for ways to do so. Gratitude should be a daily part of your life, not just during the Thanksgiving season. I can assure you that you will be blessed in more ways than one!