Gratitude, or how I Inspired Gen-Zers to Say Thank You Without Being in the Room
I’m a firm believer in gratitude, not as a fleeting moment, but as a way of life.
And when I believe in something, I make an effort to execute it.
Here are two things I’ve been doing to encourage gratitude, both professionally and personally.
In the office, every week during team lunch, each one takes a moment to write down what or who we are grateful for in the past week, within a professional context. At the end of the year each one receives her/his notes back.
At home, at the beginning of 2021 we decided to go around the table and say what we are grateful for each day. We kept at it, every single day, before sitting down for dinner.
The crazy thing? We started doing it with everyone at our place, and saw that they enjoyed it, so then we started just doing it everywhere we went.
The highlight was when our teenage casually mentioned (because, as you know, nothing is a big deal for teenagers) that when she was with her friends at the restaurant the other night, they were going around the table and expressing their gratitude.
One of the proudest moments I’ve experienced.
There’s always something to be grateful for.
Make sure you give gratitude enough space in your life – both personally and professionally.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating 💙