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  • THINKspirational Thursday: Giving Back
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    Claudia Pagan
  • THINKspirational Thursday

THINKspirational Thursday: Giving Back

One of the best ways to show gratitude is by giving back to others in any way we can. Being grateful involves being thankful and appreciative for what you have and who you have. 

When you look at everything you’re fortunate to have, it puts into perspective all the positivity that surrounds us.  Imagine how good it feels when someone does something nice for us, even something as simple as holding the door for us. Feels good, right? Somehow, it feels even better when we’re the ones holding the door for someone else because we’re showing others we care. With a simple act, you’ve built a connection with that person.

We have the power to lift people’s spirits and instill positivity in their lives. So why don’t more of us take advantage of that?

Give back.

Giving back to the community benefits you and the people you’re helping. A positive community relies on how people act, meaning we’re the ones who decide whether our lives and the lives of others will have meaning. Let’s establish a community where giving back is as common as eating and breathing. Showing our appreciation shouldn’t be a burden, it should be part of our daily routine.  

It’s important to take time out of our lives to express our gratitude. Make gratitude a priority. Skip sleeping in on Saturday or watching reruns of your favorite show – get outside and get involved! Donate your time to a cause you’re passionate about and I guarantee that your appreciation will grow even more.

We can have an impact on our lives and the lives of others. Not everyone has the same opportunities we have, so we should show our appreciation for where we are in life by giving back.

When you give back, it creates a rippling effect that causes others to give back as well. They also want to show their appreciation by helping others, so they find a way to give back and the cycle continues. Acts of kindness build on each other and soon, there’s a group of people finding ways to express their gratitude!

Showing your gratitude doesn’t need to involve anything extravagant, think simple! On top of helping others, don’t forget about those closest to you. Call your parents and ask them how their day is going or buy an old friend lunch and catch up. Show the people you care about how thankful you are for having them in your life and how appreciative you are for the impact they’ve had on your life.

There’s no reason for us not to give back. What are the downsides? Making others feel good about themselves? Making ourselves feel good? Take that first step of giving back and you’ll see how incredible it is to make a person’s day. We aren’t powerless and we aren’t weak. We hold the key to make the world we live in a better place so there’s no excuse for saying we have no purpose. Our purpose is to help everyone find the things they are thankful and appreciative for.

THINK values gratitude, which is why we donate 10% of proceeds to organizations whose mission deals with positivity and helping others.  We have so many reasons to be happy and we want others to feel the same! Our tanks are constant reminders to THINK the way you want to THINK, so why not THINK gratitude?

Stop waiting for the perfect moment and start giving back now!

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  • Author avatar
    Claudia Pagan
  • THINKspirational Thursday