November is the time of year when we stop and thing about what we are thankful for. Maybe it’s gathered around Thanksgiving dinner, or perhaps it’s jotting down a daily list throughout the month; whatever the method, it’s not surprising that people who take the time to foster gratitude are happier people than those who don’t. Harvard published an article titled “In Praise of Gratitude” that sited research and studies revealing overall mood boosts due to gratitude exercises. Few of us need research to know that an attitude of gratitude has a positive impact on our own life as well as the lives of those around us.
It’s only a week before Thanksgiving Day, and as an organization, we want to foster an attitude of gratitude. We know we have so many things to be thankful for: committed caregivers, kind clients, loving families. We are blessed to hear the stories of compassion, love, and commitment from our senior clients. We watch caregivers compassionately care and generously give of themselves. We feel blessed to serve in the senior care industry and we are filled with gratitude to all the people we get to interact with daily. It is because of this that we decided to create the 7-Day Gratitude Challenge.
Day 1: Write a list of the people you are thankful you have in your life.
Day 2: Take a picture or find a photo of a place that makes you happy.
Day 3: Say it out loud. Tell someone how thankful you are for them.
Day 4: Mail a letter of encouragement.
Day 5: Give a genuine compliment to a stranger.
Day 6: Do something you love.
Day 7: Share your gratitude on social media or with a friend or loved one.
We invite you to join us in the 7-Day Gratitude Challenge! We hope that by the end of the week you feel encouraged and full of gratitude.
If you are participating in our 7-Day Gratitude Challenge with us let us know on our Facebook page! We’d love to hear about your experience.
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