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Ways to Help Express Your Gratitude

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Do you have many people to thank in your life? Because Thanksgiving is in the month of November, it’s a perfect time to do something nice for the people you wish to thank. It can get difficult to find the right gesture to show them your thanks, so we’ve decided to share with you some ways you can express your gratitude to the people who’ve blessed your life in this week’s Willington Lakes Phase 1 Blog.

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Before you can adequately thank the people who have touched your life, it would be a good idea to catalog the things you have to be grateful for. The best way to do this is by keeping a gratitude journal. Every night, take some time to reflect on the day and write down what you can be grateful for and the people you can thank. Entries in your journal don’t have to be long, but you may want to include as much detail as possible as it can get difficult to remember months or years down the road.

Write a Letter

Once you’ve been able to write down the people, situations, and things that you can be grateful for, you can pick some people you wish to thank. Write a letter to these people to express in words what they’ve done for you and how grateful you are. Expressing emotions through words can be difficult, so be personal and use specific examples and experiences. If the object of your thanks doesn’t live in Orangeburg, SC, mail it to them, but if at all possible, deliver it personally. Though it may seem a small gesture, a heartfelt letter is an excellent way to express your thanks.

Small Gifts

As an expression of thanks, you can give a gift! To have this gesture truly be effective, consider the type of gifts the recipient would enjoy. Being mindful of their likes and dislikes prior to purchasing a gift can help you pick a gift that not only expresses your gratitude, but also shows them you really gave thought to what they want. Remember, gifts don’t have to be big, just personal!  

Do you have any ways to express gratitude that you’d like to share with our apartment community? Share a comment! Thanks for reading.