Gratitude is a powerful reflection tool you can use in your everyday life to keep perspective. Reflecting on what you’re grateful for reminds you of your blessings, and keeps you focused on the positive.
I do my best as a family member, friend, and colleague to also relay my gratitude for others. So today I’ve complied a list of occasions to let someone else know how much you appreciate their impact in your life.
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5 Reasons to Say Thank You
Thank your Child’s Teacher
As a teacher, the very highlight of my career is a kind email, letter, or thank you note for the work I’ve done with their child. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that all of my efforts and passion for teaching is truly appreciated by the families I work with every week. The fact that my students or their parents have taken the time to write out their gratitude is so touching to me. I actually keep a separate file of these letters and look back at them when I’m having a rough week. It allows me to look back at the impact I’ve had over the years and remember that I have made a difference.
Thank Your Friends
How many times have your friends bailed you out of sticky situations? I am very blessed to have amazing friends who have been there for me through thick and thin. They brought me meals after I had C, they have watched him for me when I’m stuck for a sitter, and they have cheered me on through the ups and downs of everyday life. If you have a friend in your life that you are grateful for, write them an email or a note and let them know!
Thank Your Neighbors
We are blessed to have neighbors that look out for us. Whether it’s watching our house when we’re away or inviting us over for a last minute fire in the backyard, I’m truly grateful for them in my life. To know I have someone close by that I can count on is an immense relief since I’ve moved into our neighborhood. At Christmas every year I make a huge amount of baking and divide it up into little containers and deliver them around my block – even to neighbors I’ve never met. The joy on their faces to receive a small gift is truly priceless and has built new relationships and (literally) open new doors.
Thank Your Parents
Since I’ve become a parent myself, I have become acutely aware of the sacrifices my parents have made, and continue to make for me. I am so grateful to not only have an amazingly supportive mom and dad, but step-parents who are equally encouraging and compassionate. These people are pillars in my life and I can’t possibly thank them enough. A simple note or phone call to let them know will surely make their day!
Thank Your Coworkers
Your coworkers are the ones you probably spend more time with than anyone. If you are blessed with a boss who understands the importance of work/family balance, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate this. If you work with coworkers who you actually want to hang out with outside of work can also consider yourself lucky! I am so grateful for the tremendous leadership of my last several bosses and I try to let them know they’ve made a positive impact. My coworkers from my last four workplaces are some of my best friends! Make sure you take the time to know their coffee order and start their morning with a thank you latte.
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XO The Good Enuf Mommy