As we ring in a new year, filled with equal amounts of hopefulness and uncertainty, Registry Partners would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you. While Thanksgiving and Christmas may be in the rearview mirror, for just a moment, let’s hold on to the spirit of the holiday season just a little longer.
Thanksgiving ushers in the beginning of the holidays, bringing with it the hope of plentiful harvests and blessings. If we could all sit together at the dinner table and express our gratefulness, we would say a sincere thank you to everyone who has made the last year truly special. The season of giving thanks is soon followed by wonders of joy, the beauty of holiday decorations, and the spirit of giving. It is this spirit of gratitude that we should hold on to in the days and year to come, but how can we practice gratitude?
Here are things to focus on:
Appreciating all the good things in life, big or small
Developing the habit of gratefulness shouldn’t just happen during the ‘big’ things in life. Even the simplest form of gratitude, perhaps a beautiful day or a stranger’s smile, can show you there is nothing too small to be thankful for!
Spending time with those who bring you joy
When you spend time with friends and family, it not only gives you the opportunity to express your gratitude, but it allows the relationships to grow closer. Supporting them with your attentiveness and giving them opportunities to share in return will show them how much they are appreciated.
Even in the hardest times, finding your ‘why’
During the highs, it’s easy to be thankful, but when you’re in the most difficult times, it can be hard to express gratitude. Appreciating the lows and how they have shaped you into the person persevering through the challenging moments, especially in the last couple of years, means you’re aware of all that you are thankful for.
Giving back to your community
If these trying years have proven anything, it’s how important helping those in need can certainly change lives for the better. Volunteering in your community in whatever capacity you can or however you’re led not only promotes gratitude in others but it increases your well-being. We take so much for granted, but having a true Servant’s heart makes all the difference.
The author of The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch, once wrote, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” Registry Partners wishes to express appreciation and thanks to all who made 2021 so successful, and to our clients, employees, colleagues, their families, and to all the communities we live in, we wish you a joyous and memorable New Year!