Everyone has a lot to be thankful for in life, whether things are going well right now or you are facing some personal challenges.
Being thankful can help you innoculate yourself from all the negativity that comes with the volatile news – remember that if you just learned that your car or house dropped 40% you wouldn’t run out and sell it – you would likely hold on.
At work there can be many things to be thankful for and you should tell people that you appreciate them and what they do for you. When someone brings you something that makes your job easier say thank you. When employees serve customers or do their jobs well, say thank you. Even though doing things for you may be your job, say thank you.
Showing appreciation helps the other person ‘Appreciate’ in value. And when someone says thank you to you, just say, ‘You’re welcome.’ When you turn down thanks, it is an insult to the other person – like refusing a gift. Accept the positive and allow it to nourish your soul.