There are two quotes we often refer to at kikki.K. The first is ‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’ And the second? ‘Gratitude shared is happiness doubled.’ The reason we come back to these regularly is that they truly capture the importance of expressing your love and thanks. Something truly wonderful happens when we share our feelings of gratitude and show others how thankful we are. Happiness spreads. Joy spreads and it’s a beautiful thing.
At the end of the day, there’s so much to be thankful for, and expressing that thankfulness leads to positivity and kindness, and it really is one of the simplest things we can all do. If you need a little help, here are our top five ways to share your gratitude the kikki.K way.
Share a word of thanks
This might seem like an obvious way to express gratitude, but often feelings of thanks and appreciation do go unspoken. Make someone’s day by telling them how grateful you are, for anything that has helped you or made your life easier or happier. It could be a work colleague helping you out with something, it could be the postman delivering your mail, your barista making your daily coffee, or even a stranger who somehow brightened your day. Tell them how great they are, compliment them and thank them for making your day better.
Sometimes we can take our closer relationships for granted as well, without even realising. So be sure to express how grateful you are to your loves ones as often as you can. They’re often there for us through many of life’s challenges, and while they may know how we feel about them and how much we care, you can truly make their day by thanking them for being the wonderful people they are.
Write a letter
Again, it’s so simple, but pick up a pen, grab some beautiful paper, find a quiet space and and sit down to write to a loved one. You’ll make their day when they receive your letter, and by taking the time to write to them, you’re showing them how much you care and how grateful you are for them.
With many of us separated from our loved ones more this year due to the many challenges of Covid-19, it’s the perfect time to rediscover the wonderful art of letter writing and send a little gratitude out to the world..
Send a card
Just like writing a letter, sending a heartfelt greeting card for no other reason other than to say ‘thanks’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’, is such a simple gesture that sends ripples of kindness and happiness out to the recipient. We all know that feeling of receiving unexpected mail in the letterbox, especially this year! So just imagine you can send that feeling on to someone else. Enjoy making someone’s day and spread a little kindness with a beautiful heartfelt card.
A simple note
Sometimes it’s the little surprises in life that mean the most. So, if you’re feeling thankful for someone you work with, live with, or see every day, why not surprise them with a little anonymous ‘thank you’ note. Leave it on their desk, on their pillow, on the fridge or attached to an object they use regularly. Trust us, you’ll make them feel super special.
A meaningful gift
We believe that something wonderful happens when you give with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Finding that perfect gesture or memento to surprise a loved one brings so much joy to both the giver and the recipient. And giving a meaningful gift really a gorgeous way to express your gratitude. When it comes to choosing gifts, make them personal, perhaps a little DIY gift? Or consider gifts that will help to make their days more enjoyable or help to bring more happiness to their days. Perhaps a journal monogrammed with their name, a book or something they’ve been wishing for. Another wonderful way to express your gratitude is with gifts that share memories and capture special moments you’ve shared in time such as photo albums or a memory book.
Remember, there is always something to be grateful for and expressing this appreciation really can change your perspective (and the perspective of others) on life for the better.