“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”– Eileen Caddy
Gratitude brings joy into your life and into others. I remember a few years ago, when one of my shift supervisors from Starbucks was transferring to another store, I gave her a thank you gift before she left. Sometimes, she was harsh and strict, if I may say, so I never really knew how she felt about me. Yet, sometimes before I was working there, I used to hang out at that particular Starbucks all the time and she was friendly towards me. I had moved to the area about a year before, but in that part of town, I really didn’t know anyone, so her kindness really helped. However, over the 2 years that I knew her, she ended up being someone I looked up to. Despite her harshness, I became a better barista, and I learned not to take things personally. I think a lot of the reasons she was harsh was because of her own struggles.
So I knew that when she was leaving, I was going to miss her, and wanted to thank her for everything she had done for me. So, I gave her something. When I did,her face just lifted up. I think it really made her day. I knew she wasn’t expecting anything, but I am glad that I had a small impact on her too. Sometimes, it really is the small things that make the biggest impact.
That being said, Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, yet being grateful daily has many benefits. It increases joy, increases physical health, deepens intimacy between you and your partner, can open the door to new relationships, it improves your self-esteem and so much more.
There are many ways to be grateful, but one way I like to be grateful is to dedicate songs to others. Here are some songs that you could dedicate to the special people in your lives. 1
)Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
2) Thank you by Dido
3) Thank you by Keith Urban
4) Gratitude by Earth, Wind & Fire
5) You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
6) Thank You for Being A Friend by Andrew Gold
7) Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
8) Kind & Generous by Natalie Merchant
9) In This Life by Collin Raye
10) Thankful by Kelly Clarkson
11) Thank You by Celine Dion
What will you do today to show your appreciation towards the people in your life? Any thoughts or comments? In addition, I am offering 2 free coaching sessions to help you build more gratitude in your life. Dm us below if you are interested. Also, if you want to find some other songs that you can dedicate to your loved ones, Dm us for the link to Hope & Love Radio.