Showing your gratitude is more than just saying thank you as an automatic response to what people say to you. It goes much deeper than that.

Gratitude is when you become aware and thankful for the good things that have happened in your life and taking the time to express appreciation and return the kindness 

When you develop a daily habit of showing your gratitude you will have a healthier and better life.

Have you ever thought about showing gratitude but don’t know how you can do so? This post will share with you 11 ways to show gratitude and live a better life

11 Ways to Show Your Gratitude and Live a Better Life

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1. Give handwritten thank-you notes 

In this advent of technology and ever-increasing social media presence, many presidents have lost the ability to write a note. Show your gratitude by writing a note by hand to say thank you. It will give the receiver a great feeling knowing that you took the time out to write them a note.

2. Compliment others 

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Make it a habit to genuinely compliment the persons around you. It could be a compliment such as I like the color of your here or I like your bright smile footstep. Compliment others on the good job that they are doing. Moreover, complimenting others will help you to feel good about yourself as well as give people a reason to speak well about you. I can tell you just how good it feels when I go to school and the students from the various classes compliment me on the way I look. It is definitely a great feeling which helps to set the tone for the balance of the day.

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3. Share in the joy of others.

When others around you have done well be sure to share in their Joy. Congratulate them and let them know that you are proud of them. Be genuinely happy for what they have accomplished.

4. Donate to charity 

Show your gratitude by donating to a charity of your choice. Giving back will not only benefit others but will help you to increase your self-esteem as well.

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5. Give a hug to show your gratitude

Show your gratitude by giving the persons around you a hug. This can be done whenever you are greeting the person. They will surely appreciate the warm sentiments expressed by your hug.

6. Tip well for good services received

 I never understood the concept of tipping until I started working at the restaurant. I really depended on the tips left by the customers to make a tangible difference in my take-home pay. Ever since then I have learned to tip well for the services provided to me even though I no longer work at the restaurant. Show your gratitude for services rendered by leaving a tip. It could be at the supermarket or the hair salon. The receiver will surely be thankful for it.

 7. Volunteer your time 

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Show your gratitude by giving back your time. Volunteer to do work in an organization of your choice. It could be in the home for the elderly or at the homeless soup kitchen. Join a church or singing in the choir or even just by sharing as I’m doing via a Blog.

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8. Keep a journal of your blessings

Sometimes you overlook the many small blessings that you have received every day. Create a journal of your blessings. At the end of the day make a list of the little blessings that have occurred for you throughout the day. Take the opportunity to reflect on these and develop a heart of gratitude.

9. Share your talents

I strongly believe that when you are blessed with a talent that it’s for you to use it to help others. Show your gratitude by sharing your talents with those around you. It could be just to offer assistance to someone who is having a problem or conduct classes to disseminate the knowledge of how to do something. Never be afraid to use and share the talents you have been gifted with.

10. Perform random acts of kindness

Take some time to perform a random act of kindness. You can do this at home at your workplace or anywhere else that you spend time. Show your gratitude by buying lunch for one of your co-workers or paying for an item for the person standing in the line behind you. Randomly gift little tokens to different persons that you come across on a regular basis.

11. Pray for others 

Remembering others in your prayer time is a very powerful way to show your gratitude. Pray for the protection and the well-being of the many persons that you come into contact with on a regular basis. Prayer definitely changes situations.

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In what ways have you been showing gratitude to other in your life?

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27 thoughts on “Ways to Show Your Gratitude

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your tips! I think it’s very important to express gratitude so I’m definitely going to implement more of your tips in my life.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these tips! I think it’s very important to express gratitude and I’m going to implement more of your tips in my life.

  3. I love how you have included things such as volunteering and random acts of kindness because not only do they make others feel good but they can make the person performing the act of gratitude feel good about themselves to!

  4. Such great ideas! I thankfully do most of these, but I can’t remember the last time I gave someone a hand-written note! I need to get back to doing that. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh yes handwritten notes really make an impression on the receiver as these days it’s more of social media. Thanks for stopping by.

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