You don’t need it to be Thanksgiving Day to show thanks to your loved ones. Below are 20 ways on how you can show them your gratitude without breaking the bank. Most of these ideas are free! Remember, thoughtfulness doesn’t have to be expensive!
Tell them you love them & are thankful they’re in your life
Write a letter/email/text
Buy them flowers
Send an edible arrangement
Set up a weekly date to FaceTime/video
Volunteer to be their accountability partner
Bring them soup when they’re sick
Send them a funny gif
Take them on a picnic
Give them a big hug
Surprise them with a random act of kindness
If they’re parents, offer to watch their kids
Be present when they speak to you
Smile and look them in the eyes
Write a recommendation for them on LinkedIn
Give them a compliment
When they’re venting to you, instead of giving advice, ask “how can I hold space for you”
Celebrate them when they accomplish something
Host a gathering (probably best to do after quarantine)
Acknowledge them publicly (*hint hint* participate in the “Thank 100 Women in 100 Days” project).
Learn more about the project “Thank 100 Women in 100 Days” here: https://www.anniedelre.com/thank100womenin100days
Do you feel as if you’re not appreciated? If so, it’s time to have a conversation with the people around you. Not sure how you even want to be acknowledged? Take this test to find out what your Love Language is: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/. This test allows you to learn how to strengthen and improve your relationships.
Do you already know your love language?
Do you have any additional ideas for giving thanks?
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