The Power of Gratitude
We’ve been met with numerous challenges this year, but as we get closer to a new year, we challenge you to spend some time thinking about what you are truly grateful for.
As Scott Grausnick, our president, recently said in this video, instead of focusing on all the things we are losing this year, think about things you have gained. Have you taught yourself a new skill this year? Have you mastered a delicious family recipe? Whatever it is that pulled you through this year, be grateful for it.
We asked the Harbinger team what they are most grateful for this year, here are their responses:
Practicing daily gratitude and taking time to focus on the good things in your life has far-reaching benefits. When you focus on the positive, the negative begins to quiet down. If you take time for reflection and mindfulness, you can get more joy from each day.
Here are four ways to practice gratitude in your daily life.
- Keep a gratitude journal and add to it every day. It doesn’t need to be fancy. It can be a simple notebook or an app on your phone. Each day, try to name three things that you are grateful for.
- Include an act of kindness in your life each day. This one is a little trickier as we spend more time at home. This may include sending a note to a friend or relative.
- Say thank you for the little things your loved ones do for you. It’s easy to focus on the negative, especially during this chaotic time of year. Try making a point of saying thank you for the little things that you usually take for granted.
- Give recognition where it is due. If a co-worker is doing a good job, remember to tell them.
There are many more ways to practice gratitude and squeeze as much joy and optimism out of your day as you can. We hope that you take some time to think about what you are grateful for so that your new year can be started on a positive note.