Hey there, this is Julie Bee, and you’re listening to They Don’t Teach THIS in Business School. I’m so glad to have you with me today.
In America this week, we celebrate Thanksgiving. On today’s episode, I’ve got a question for you.
What are you thankful for?
Now is the time of year when many of us reflect on the past year. The wins and losses, highs and lows. For the past two years, around this time, I’ve done a podcast episode that recounts what I’m thankful for. But this year – I want you to make that list.
So where do you begin when you’re making a gratitude list?
Well, start with people – that’s straightforward. Who in your life are you thankful for? What do you appreciate about them the most? This isn’t about how they help you – it’s about how they, by just being themselves, is something you’re thankful for.
Next ask yourself, what moments happened this year that you are grateful for experiencing? This often includes joyous occasions in life, like births, weddings, and vacations. But you may also find yourself thankful for challenges that resulted in personal growth.
Another great question to ask yourself is what are you thankful that you have access to? This is often material items, like a car, a safe home with a warm bed, and food. Taking a moment to be grateful for these items is important because we often take them for granted.
Finally, what are you thankful for when it comes to your own health and wellbeing? Many of us go through health challenges during the course of a year. A few years ago, I know many of us were thankful to be alive. But take a moment to reflect on what you’re thankful for when it comes to your own health and wellbeing, including your mental health.
Like I said, I wanted to do something different this year with my thanksgiving podcast. I am, indeed, quite thankful for all of you who listen and show your support for me and this podcast. I’m thankful for a lot of my own items that fall in each of those categories.
But this year, I wanted to help you through that reflection.
I hope that you have a wonderful week and regardless of if you celebrate Thanksgiving, being thankful for the blessings we do have in our life – that’s always something to celebrate.
Gratitude never goes out of style.
I’m Julie Bee, and They Don’t Teach THIS in Business School