You have so much to be thankful for. And when you express your appreciation, remind yourself to be grateful, and let others know that they make a difference.

When you connect with your family and friends, resist the tendency to take them for granted as time goes by. Focus on all that is going well in your relationships and the positive qualities that those in your circle possess.

It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

Practice telling those in your community that they make your life richer and share with them how they help you through struggles by listening and teaching you to be more patient.

Be sure to praise a coworker for a job well done and share with others in the office the wonderful accomplishments that a taking place.

Thank a stranger when you’ve witnessed a kind deed or small gesture and let that be a reminder of the kindness that exist in the world.

Pat yourself on the back too. 
Give yourself credit for setting goals and trying to reach them. Reward yourself for making an effort regardless of the immediate results. Every small victory counts!

So today, let your gratitude and appreciation shine through. 
Take advantage of each opportunity to offer genuine thanks and praise.

SELF-REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

1. What are the benefits to your life by cultivating an attitude gratitude and appreciation?

2. When was the last time you wrote a thank you letter?

3. Why is it important to be specific when giving someone praise?