Gratitude, that genuine appreciation for what we have, is all too familiar this time of year. Often times we consider gratitude as the temporary warm, fuzzy feeling of being grateful for a possession or a situation. Short-term gratitude is common place and easy to come by, but what about long-term gratitude?
Get Your Outlook Unstuck
How do we graduate from fleeting thankfulness to an overall outlook of gratitude?
@unstuck identified how the power of a compliment outlasted the passing of time. When Mark Twain said, “I can live two months on a good compliment,” he only told half the story.
“While the person who receives the praise enjoys feeling noticed and valued, the giver can also bask in the connection. With every compliment given, a bond is strengthened, trust is built, and conversation encouraged,” @unstuck.
The Connection of Gratitude
Amazing how gratitude can improve our relationships with just one compliment! Robert Emmons, Ph.D., a leading scientist on gratitude, argues, “I see it as a relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”
At The Calibration Group, we couldn’t agree more with Emmons especially when he simply states, “gratitude acknowledges connection.” We are learning that gratitude opens the door to life-giving relationships. We are proud to announce our new partnership with the Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA). We humbly compliment the RLPSA for the wealth of educationally rich content they continue to bring to the respective business tables within the restaurant loss prevention space, as well as their commitment to support the members of this unique association.
Gratitude: A Year Round Joy
Gratitude ignites a positive perspective that values and appreciates what we have in our network circle. How have you complimented your connections and strengthened your bond this year? Are you building that vital trust and encouraging open dialogue?
Join us this holiday season to recognize and compliment in others what we are most grateful for. Warning: Results may vary, but your gratitude might last through the entire New Year.