The fact that you have woken up today is one reason to be thankful for. If you are a spiritual person, perhaps the first thing that you would do when you wake up in the morning is to pray and offer the day to the heavens. Aside from meditation and prayers you can also show your thankfulness to the heavens by giving random acts of kindness to the people around you, more so to strangers, especially those who do not have the capacity to repay you.
There are countless ways to show your gratitude to others and to life itself for the continued blessings. You can show your gratitude in simple ways and without even spending any amount but your time.
To your family
There are some things that money can’t buy but would mean so much to your loved ones when given. Devote a specific time within the day for your loved ones. It could be after dinner or spend the entire weekends with them. Make it a point to eat meals with your family at least during breakfast or dinner when everyone is at home. You can also show thankfulness to your family by doing simple things for them such as cooking their favourite dish or snack after they have helped you with a household chore.
To friends and colleagues
Friends are there for you through thick or thin so it is only right to show them your gratitude and appreciation for everything that they have done for you. You can show your gratitude by being there when they need you the most or merely spending time with them. Always find time for your friends no matter how busy life gets because in the end, the time you spent together would be the only thing that will matter.
If you cannot repay the kindness extended to you by strangers, show your thankfulness to others in return. You can hold the door for that old lady or you can offer a woman your seat. There are so many ways to show your gratitude. Sometimes, even a smile is already enough.