There’s an obvious theme happening throughout some of my posts recently! I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count!
Sticking with the theme of the moment, I thought I’d jump on video today and talk about modeling gratitude.
These are only a couple of ideas of how to model gratitude and I can already think of more but I want to hear what you come up with!
What are tangible ways you can model gratitude toward those around you?
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I love your video post, Bobi Ann. Thank you for being authentic! I love that about you. A couple things I’ve noticed that take expressing gratitude a step further is to use eye contact and the person’s name when you are saying it. A smile always helps, too. 🙂 Thank you again for your post and the great challenges.
Hi there, Bobi Ann! I’m not sure if this is the kind of response you’re looking for, but this is what I have found to be really encouraging to others around me. As always, there’s a little background. Years ago I was watching an episode of the Duggars. They were explaining how if you tell someone something positive in front of others (which they would do with their weekly family meetings), the effects were multiplied by the number of people present. So when I want to pack a punch with my thankfulness, I try to do so publicly. For example, I try to thank my coworkers in front of other coworkers, spouse in front of his mom or in front of friends (that can get awkward depending on what it is, so I TRY to use good judgment), or children in front of anyone at all.
Another thing I’ve noticed is that it is really cool to see what happens when you thank someone “above” you in front of others. Thanking your boss in front of coworkers, grandparents in front of grandchildren, or elders in front of younger folks are all ways to go against the norm of thanking someone to encourage continued behavior for growth and concentrate on the act of being grateful. We are all just people, no matter our stature or place in society.
I absolutely love this!! Public affirmation is huge! I love that idea. That may show up in my #30daysofthankfulness now that you gave me the idea.