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Are you expressing your gratitude?

Happy New Year!

We greet the year 2022 with open arms. As we enter a new year, we look forward to a fresh start; many of us see a new year as an opportunity to start over. It may be a new diet, a new home, or a new hairstyle. We all have different ways of starting over, but when the year began, we were bombarded with awful news daily.

A lot of pain has come with the new year. So many people have died in horrific circumstances. This includes workers who are killed while on the job, as well as children and adults who die as a result of natural catastrophes such as floods, hurricanes, and devastating fires. The ability to leave and return home in peace is an underrated blessing. We should never take these things for granted. Learn to be content with what you have, not because you shouldn't want more, but because someone is always in a worse circumstance.

So, are you expressing your gratitude?

Gratitude is the quality of being grateful; it is the willingness to express gratitude for and return kindness. It can begin with being grateful for the small things, such as clean air, water, a home, your job, and the list goes on indefinitely like the square root of pie.

Examples of gratitude:

  • Be grateful to the person who prepared your meal.

  • Gratitude for your good health.

  • Take the time to thank the person who cleans your house or watches your kids.

  • Recognize your coworker for taking the initiative to lighten your load.

  • Being grateful for the independence you provide to yourself.

I, for one, am grateful for life and the chance I still have to live it, a second chance to try again. I'm grateful for a lot of things, and while I try my hardest to communicate my gratitude, I know I need to work more and be more consistent.

As I previously indicated, the new year is frequently regarded as a fresh start. Imagine losing everything or everyone in a fraction of a second after the new year. My prayers and condolences go out to all the victims, as well as adequate recovery for the survivors, as tragedy will have a significant mental and emotional impact on them.

I wish you all a great Monday, and also a very happy New Year!

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