GRATITUDE. It’s the good stuff. The stuff that makes us feel good, and the stuff that tells the Universe: “More of this please!”.
Personally, I write a gratitude list daily. Sometimes it’s short and sweet, other times it’s a bit longer and more detailed.
What’s even better than a gratitude list or gratitude journal? When you can take the ‘thank you’ off the page!
So here are ten easy ways you can say thank you.
Tweet it out!
A thank you doesn’t have to be long. Sometimes 140 characters or less is all you need.
Regram an image
Feeling uplifted when you read a quote on Instagram? Inspired by someone’s photo? Or maybe you just love an image they shared?
Take a screenshot, post to your Insta, write why you love it and tag the original poster. Done!
Write them a handwritten note
I know I am not alone in being a bona fide stationery nerd. Put that to good use and purchase some thank you cards (I love this ten pack from kikki.k). Write a heartfelt note and pop in the post.
Post their work to Facebook
Loved an article? Felt thankful they put their story out there? Resonated with something someone blogged?
Post the link to Facebook and tell everyone just why you dug it. Make sure you tag the author in the post so they get your ‘thank you’.
Send an email
Like a thank you note, but digital. Take the time to write a personal thank you email and flick straight over into their inbox.
Post a shout out on a Facebook group or other online forum
Want to say thanks for a job well done? Or maybe you’re just vibing on their work?
Post your thanks and love in an appropriate (eg. give your ace dog groomer a big thumbs up in a local community Facebook group) Facebook group or other online forum.
Put them in touch with someone
Do you know the perfect client for them? Or maybe a coach they would benefit from knowing? Perhaps you know someone who will just get them?
Make an introduction to say thanks!
Write an ‘open letter’ on your blog
Take your gratitude to your blog! Let your readers know just how great this person is and why.
Post a public gratitude list
I’m just loving public gratitude lists lately, reading other people’s lists really gets my vibe high. Have a look over on Gala Darling’s Instagram (@galadarling) for some amazing examples. She regularly and consistently writes her lists, tagging people when she can.
Leave a glowing review or testimonial
Did you hire someone you loved working with? Or maybe you ate somewhere amazing? Perhaps you had the most amazing customer service experience of your life at your local crystal/coffee/flower/whatever shop?
Have a look and see if they have a Facebook page, Yelp or other public profile – and leave a five-star review. Go into detail about why you loved your experience and don’t forget to say thank you.
If they don’t have a public profile, maybe you can email them a testimonial to pop up on their website?
I’d love to know if you have a great way to thank you – leave it in the comments below.