Friday, November 28, 2014

Simple ways EVERYONE can show a little Gratitude this season

Hello Friends and Happy Friday, Happy Black Friday that is! We hope everyone had a fantastic turkey day. Since we often share with you good deals on Fitness apparel and fun stuff you would think that we would have posted some of those deals for you here today. But the truth is, we aren't shoppers! We didn't get up at 3 am and we have no idea what sales are out there but if we just happen to come across something super fabulous, we'll be sure to let you know.

Instead, we are headed to another Murder Mystery Weekend.  We love our Murder Mystery Weekends! In fact, you may have remembered when we went to one back in March where the theme was Back in Time. The theme this time around is A Diva to Die For, ( It's a birthday party theme).

Since it is Friday, we are still linking up with the gals for the Friday 5 and the theme is gratitude.
We wanted to show 5 simple ways you can express gratitude this holiday season.

1. Volunteer- Volunteering can be fun and is a wonderful way to show gratitude to your community. My mom and I have volunteered at a local senior center wrapping holiday gifts. We actually had a lot of fun and hope to do it again this season.

2. Make Food- I think everyone loves food gifts. Baking a little something for a neighbor is a great way to show you are thankful for them.

3. Make a phone call- We thought of our grandparents when we came up with this one. It's so easy to just text people when we want to chat, but our grandparents don't text  ( our Pappy tries), and I know getting a call from us really makes their day. Think of someone in your life who could use a phone call.

4. Write a hand written note or card- Again, technology has really taken over the way we communicate yet nothing can replace the feeling of getting a card in the mail.  Speaking of cards, today officially starts the Holiday Card Swap!

5. Last but not least, Remember to thank those who work on the holidays. Whether it's a waiter at a restaurant, a cashier at a store, or the pizza delivery guy (or gal). So many people have to work during the holidays and it would be nice to appreciate them. Remember to be polite and to always say Thank You. I'm sure they would much rather be home with their families too.


What ways will you be showing gratitude this season? Did you shop today? If so, what did you buy?






20 comments:

  1. Great reminders! A thank you goes a long way! We did make some calls yesterday & that sure made some grandparents day! I think I will do some cyber shopping, I'm not ready to get out of my jammies yet! Have a good one!

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  2. I love these ideas, and that you chose to focus on what we can do for others instead of what we already have ourselves.

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    1. Yes it is always important to think of others.

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  3. These are great ways to show your gratitude, it's amazing what a difference it is just to pick up the phone. Volunteering at the holidays is so special, especially at senior homes..they really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    1. Senior centers are a great place to volunteer at during the holidays.

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  4. Great ideas. I try to do #4 a lot because I think handwritten notes have become really special. Enjoy your fun weekend!

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    1. Yes they are. And who doesn't like getting a piece of mail that's not a bill.

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  5. What a lovely post.
    I have been trying to make the effort to write people more letters. In a world of endless texts and emails I think it is nice to do something a little more personal like a letter.

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    1. Yes. Hand writen letters are so much more special than an email.

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  6. Handwritten letters is a wonderful idea. I'm going to send some out this year for the holidays! And it's always a good idea to remember the people who work their butts off this time of year. They don't get nearly enough appreciation!

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    1. Yes, agreed. There is so many people that work hard over the holidays. Especially people in the airline industry:)

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  8. This post was a great idea...reminding us of ways to show gratitude! The phone call one is especially true, when we can't be together in person with family, it's just so easy when we are on our computers all day to just send an email or text from our phone, but they like the calls much better! Thanks!

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  9. this list is great! calls are always the most special and hand written notes are an art. :) hope you both had a wonderful thanksgiving and have a great weekend!

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  10. What a great reminder that this is the reason for the season!!!

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  11. I am all about hand written notes and cards.

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  12. Such fantastic reminders :) It's so easy to text, I am with you though a call can mean so much, just like a handwritten note!

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