Six ways to show gratitude without breaking the bank
From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, visit Nebraska Union’s Memorial Plaza to leave your imprint on the large “Gratitude Grafitti” board with a thank you note to others or to share what you are thankful for and receive a journal from FREE gratitude, courtesy of Big Red Resilience and Well-being.
Here are six more ways you can demonstrate and show your gratitude to yourself and others.
- Appreciate the environment and the space you occupy. Invite your friends and family for a walk or bike ride on local trails, in your neighborhood, or in a local park.
- Use original social media and take the time to write someone a handwritten note or card. The extra effort will not be wasted on the recipient, and your efforts will be much more appreciated. People appreciate a handwritten note / card much more than other forms of thank you (especially emails or electronic messages).
- Give time as a gift. Volunteer to help a friend or family with a project they are personally working on. Offer to cover a household chore for a roommate or a shift for your coworker. Give back to your local community through volunteer opportunities that help others.
- Just say THANK YOU – and say it often. As simple as it may sound, it makes others feel appreciated when it is sincere and sincere. Words are powerful when they are sincere. Be specific when telling the recipient why you are thanking. Instructors, staff, and mentors – as well as friends – love to hear that they have made an impact in your life.
By going the extra mile to thank others, it will have a deep and lasting impact on your personal well-being.
- Invite others to spend time with you. Host a party of board games and video games with friends. Ask a coworker to join you for a coffee break or a quick snack. Plan a project to do with your siblings or roommates: home improvement, baking, crafts, gardening or even putting together a puzzle. No matter how long, the shared experience will have deeper meaning than a physical trinket.
- Be interested in learning something new. Acquiring new knowledge allows us to grow every day and expand our understanding of cultures, nature and ourselves. If you have the opportunity to learn directly from another person, you also show them gratitude for the knowledge and traditions they share with you.
Practice this by stopping by the Malaysian Students’ Association booth at the University of Nebraska in the Union of Nebraska from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 22 to explore Malaysian culture with a variety of traditional games and games. ‘Arts and crafts.