Gratitude and the Game Changer That It Is
Well, it’s the week of Thanksgiving and we are feeling pretty grateful over here. Grateful for our clients, our partners, our families and for each day. We thought we’d take this opportunity to share a little bit about gratitude and the game changer that it is.
Here are some nuggets of goodness about how gratitude can shift your perspective and experience of life.
“A 2003 study compared the well-being of participants who kept a weekly list of things they were grateful for to participants who kept a list of things that irritated them or neutral things. The researchers showed that the gratitude-focused participants exhibited increased well-being and they concluded that “a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.”
“Managers who remember to say “thank you” to people who work for them may find that those employees feel motivated to work harder. Researchers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania randomly divided university fund-raisers into two groups. One group made phone calls to solicit alumni donations in the same way they always had. The second group — assigned to work on a different day — received a pep talk from the director of annual giving, who told the fund-raisers she was grateful for their efforts. During the following week, the university employees who heard her message of gratitude made 50% more fund-raising calls than those who did not.”
“One study went so far as to say that gratitude is actually a form of love… a result of existing attachments and also a causal factor of new bonds… however, what does the research have to say about love and gratitude?
To begin with, bringing people’s awareness to benefits that they have received from others results in them feeling loved and cared for by other people (Emmons & McCullough, 2003).”
Here are some simple yet effective Gratitude practices for you to try.
Start with inner gratitude. Keep a daily or weekly list of the things you are grateful for. Think about things you’re grateful for such as your job, clients, family, etc.
Practice exterior gratitude. Write thank you notes or emails to friends, colleagues and/or anyone for whom you’re grateful for.
Be grateful for the things we tend to take for granted. Like air conditioning, warm socks, fresh air.
Wherever you are, take a second to appreciate it. There is always something to be grateful for.
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