At the Kids for Gratitude Foundation, we believe people should practice kindness every day, but during National Gratitude Week, we hope you will go above and beyond to make others feel special. If you're going out to eat, pay for someone else's meal or give the server a big tip! If you are light on money, think about volunteering your time at a local charity (and during National Gratitude Week, make a commitment to volunteer more than once). If you don't live near family or close friends, make an extra effort to reach out to them with a phone call or hand-written letter instead of a text or email. If you live near an animal shelter you can donate food, blankets, towels or old (clean) t-shirts. When you do kindness, let us know about it. Doing so will inspire others to go out and act! Send us a message firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet your story with the hashtag #gratitudeweek or post on instagram with #gratitudeweek
The smallest things can make all difference in your life and others. You just need to remember to take the time to show your gratitude and spread your kindness. The world needs it. Gratitude ought to be practiced all year. ~ Bardi Toto (CEO, Founder and Creator)
There is always something to be grateful for.
No matter what your circumstances, as dark as they can seem at times, there is always something worth appreciating. Often the most important times to be grateful are during the most difficult times. Gratitude is a powerful emotion. When you are truly grateful in the moment, it’s impossible to feel fear or stress or anxiety, or any of those negative emotions that keep us for experiencing our potential. Allow gratitude to take over.Flood yourself with gratitude today (and everyday).
- What have you created for yourself and others?
- What unique dent are you putting in the world?
- What are you truly grateful for?
These can be as big as selling your business or as small as seeing a smile or waking up above ground.
The simpler things you can find gratitude in, the more often you’ll find yourself inundated in it.
What could you do for others to help them experience this? What simple things will bring a smile to those around you? Dedicated a small (or big) portion of your day and you’ll begin to experience life on a whole new level.
Every purpose involves helping others.
We are not complete on our own. What makes life rich is the way we interact and serve others. The more you do it, the richer the results.
Go out and touch some people in a way only you can.
Start with the simplest (and most powerful) show of gratitude there is: Spend time with the people you love and those who love you. Simple as that. Be there with them and be purely present. There is no sign of love, thanks and kindness more genuine.
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