Join us in celebrating World Gratitude Day, September 21st! What even is World Gratitude Day, you say? I know the word gratitude starts to look funny if you look at it long enough. Repeating it over and over, it starts to sound funny too. But, it’s not a day that should be looked over or laughed at because it’s a day of recognition and realization! A day not only to recognize those around you but to recognize yourself! It’s even meant to bring awareness to your environment and bring a moment of appreciation to even that. If you are interested about the history of this wonderful day and how it started, check it out here.
I’m all about gratitude and appreciation, so I think this might be my new favorite holiday! I’ve compiled three fun ways to celebrate World Gratitude Day (though they can be implemented on all 365)! For more ideas on how to show your appreciation, I recommend you reference the Baudville resource center.
Sprinkle the Sweetness
You know that saying, throw kindness around like confetti? Well, I’m saying sprinkle it around with a sweet treat! Kind words are always appreciated but they’re appreciated a little bit more when a yummy goody is accompanying them. Here are some great recipes you can bring to the office and wow your team with. Or if you’re more like me, here are some great ideas that are already pre-made, pre-wrapped with a sentiment ready to bring into the office!
Be a Compliment Rockstar
Make sure to compliment anyone and everyone at the office. Your co-workers will be feeling so good about themselves that it will make you feel like you’re on cloud nine too! Get fun with your compliments and download our Print-n-Post Compliments to leave on team members’ desks. You can even leave them anonymously, making everyone guess who the unsung hero is. Psst…it’s you! Don’t worry I won’t give it away, but you should definitely give yourself a pat on the back, because you are awesome!
Take Time for Yourself
Yes, World Gratitude Day is for you as well! While putting others first and showing appreciation for team members is key, it is also important to recognize yourself. Self-love, darling! Make sure to give yourself some gratitude. These are a few of my favorite ways to show myself some self-love:
- Yoga – whether you go to a class or walk over to the nearest park on your lunch break, you will be feeling recharged and oh so grateful!
- Take a moment to reflect – physically thank yourself for all you’ve accomplished this day, this week, this year. You are one productive, multi-tasking, cool person, and it’s okay to say it out loud!
- Treat yo self – grab that donut you’ve been holding back on all morning. Buy that cute top you’ve been wanting for so long. Get a pedicure. Heck, go full on Parks and Rec and do it all!
Now that you have some ideas on how to celebrate World Gratitude Day, I would like to take a moment to share our gratitude for you. Here at Baudville we appreciate you! You are the fuel to our days, the reason we come to work each day and LIKE it! Our customers are by far the best customers there are, and we are so glad to have you! Thank you!