When you take the time to reflect on the support, love and kindness you receive, your happy hormones increase.
There is often still something to appreciate, even when we are going through the toughest of times…and often it’s the people…those in your life who make an effort and who go out of their way to support you. It is they that make the biggest difference.
However, so often we forget in the midst of our busy lives to thank all of those who are helping us, even in small way...so here's a little nudge.
"Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone" – Getrude Stein
Say thanks – for support, for help, for assistance
Who has helped you this past year? When we stop and think of all the support, help and assistance we have received in recent months, it can make us feel really special. Whether it's been at home or at work, why not treat that special person who has dedicated time to help you with a little something special?
Show gratitude – to parents, to friends, to neighbours
It’s often easy to forget those who help us most but in a combination of little ways. A mum who nips over and makes you a cup of tea. A neighbour who pops the bins out when you forget. The friend who takes you out for coffee and just listens… These are incredibly important people – take a moment to grateful for all those little things which seem a insignificant at the time, but if they just stopped we would really notice.
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Show appreciation – for teachers, for nurses, for colleagues
We all know of keyworkers who have worked incredibly hard during the pandemic. Staff from across the NHS; teachers and learning support staff across all levels of schooling and education; our postal workers and vital council workers too.
We all know of individuals who have overcome exceptional circumstances to continue their work. Your own colleagues may have juggled homeschool, covering for those ill or isolating, balancing working from home and covering the workplace. It’s been difficult for so many.
You may also have a personal connection to an individual who has truly gone out of their way for you or shown a level of care for you, your child or family which deserves recognition. You could treat them to something special today – something that not only says thank you, but "take some time for you". We have a gorgeous new pamper hamper, Relax and Unwind, containing not only delicious chocolates and treats, but a gorgeous candle and clay face mask too.
Show you care – to grandparents, to your partner, to your children
Have you ever thought of sending a little gift just to show you care? It may not be that they have specifically offered you help or guidance…but maybe you just feel so grateful to have this person or people in your life. For example, your grandparents who have been a constant throughout your life. Maybe your adoring partner, who does so much but in our busy lives we forget to recognise all they do. Perhaps, your own children (and even their children!), who bring you joy and laughter.
Treating them to a delightful box of treats will bring smiles all round…and there’s no better feeling than that? Right? Explore our range of luxury hampers - perfect for sharing.
Show you have noticed – your employees, your volunteers, your community members
So many instances of putting in extra effort can go unnoticed. Perhaps, you know someone in your community or in your business who has really gone the extra mile – someone who has put themselves before others on more than one occasion. They likely volunteer or take on extra because they want to, because they know it will make a difference and help others. They don’t do it for the extra praise…but isn’t it nice just to show them it has been noticed and that all they have done is appreciated?
Random acts of kindness - Saying thank you ‘just because’
Why not thank someone for just being their lovely selves? A random act of kindness will always bring a smile. It'll be worth it.
A little bit of gratitude goes along way. We don’t help and support others to get something in return, but showing appreciation is always welcome and it makes us feel good too. It's win-win!
We love gifting and never need a big reason to show a little gratitude. So, take a minute - who could you thank today?