by Turpin Mott
CHIEF COMMUNITY OFFICER
WELLNESS & SELF-CARE · February 25th, 2019
At the Community Gathering in November, we introduced the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge. Once a day for three weeks, local leaders agreed to look for the good around them and express appreciation for the people (and animals) in their life. The purpose? To help foster positive changes within themselves and a culture of well-being among their team. As noted in one of my previous articles, the regular practice of gratitude can bring with it a multitude of benefits including more joy, more appreciation for the good things, and greater peace of mind.
For the next 21 days, I would like to invite everyone in our community to join the challenge! Every day, show some small act of gratitude, such as thanking a teammate for help with a project, giving a family member an unexpected hug or compliment, or showing a bit of kindness to a stranger.
The catch? Each action must be new and different.
It sounds easy enough, but there are a few things watch out for:
Most importantly, with each passing day, you’ll find this simple activity can lead to surprising and even transformative results, including:
One sure-fire way to stay on track with your 21-Day Gratitude Challenge is to create a Gratitude Wall in your break room, staff lounge, or common area of your hospital or pet resort.
At the Support Center, we’ve recently set up two Gratitude Walls: One in our Agoura Hills office in the hallway behind Large Conference Room and another in the lounge at the CSC.
If you’re a support team member, today is the perfect day to begin your gratitude challenge: Find the nearest Gratitude Wall and write about something you are thankful for!
Contributing to a Gratitude Wall not only keeps the challenge top of mind but encourages others to participate, too!
Does your team have a unique way of expressing gratitude? Share it with us in the comments below!
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by Turpin Mott