Ways to Show Thanks This Holiday Season

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, our hearts are filled with warmth and gratitude for the many people and blessings that surround us.  The holidays are a time when we reflect on the moments that have shaped our journey, and the people who have enriched our lives. Amidst the festivities, there lies an opportunity to express our appreciation and spread thanks. This article will share meaningful ways to show thanks during the holiday season, transcending traditional gestures and delving into creative and heartfelt ways to convey our appreciation. From simple acts of kindness to large expressions of gratitude, the possibilities are endless. As we navigate this time, let us leave an ingrained mark on the hearts of those we hold dear.  Below are three ways you can show thanks this holiday season!

Spend Quality Time Together

I know, obvious right?  Believe it or not, it’s often overlooked.  As we get swept up in our own lives doing our own thing, it’s important to remember to slow down, and ensure you’re spending a good amount of quality time with family and the people you love.  Enjoying each other’s company and strengthening your bond is what the holidays are all about!

Help to Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner

Now this one I feel is often overlooked.  Helping your mother, grandma, or whoever may be preparing your feast cook and/or set up is not only a great bonding experience for the both of you, but it will lift a weight off the shoulders of the host. Trust me, this kind gesture will not go unnoticed or unappreciated by your host.

Create a Gratitude Jar

Lastly, a gratitude jar can serve as a tangible reminder of the things we have to be thankful for.  During the holidays, adding notes of gratitude to the jar fosters a positive atmosphere, and allows you to reflection on your blessings.  Sharing these notes with loved ones, (especially the ones about them), can also deepen connections and spread the spirit of gratitude.

As you can see, this holiday season offers a multitude of meaningful and heartfelt ways to express gratitude, reminding us that the simple act of showing thanks can spread joy, foster connections, and create a sense of warmth and goodwill that extends far beyond the festive celebrations. Enjoy the holiday season, and remember to show your thanks.


By Gabrielle Bolton, Freshman, Howard University

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Written by Gabrielle Bolton

Hi! My name is Gabrielle Bolton and I attend Howard University. I am beyond grateful to have been given a platform to share my voice with you all, and I hope you enjoy my work! ❤️

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