Should you be Grateful During A Pandemic? You Bet!

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November 18, 2020 by Lisa Brammer

This year has been chuck-full of challenges and the ongoing pandemic is really not helping us feel thankful. Am I right?!  But if you are planning on skipping out on gratitude this year, think again!

We’ve written quite a few blogs about gratitude and its benefits. Turns out, during stressful times like these an attitude of gratitude can be even more beneficial.

According to Ryan Fern, world-renown gratitude expert (who knew that was a thing?) we actually should be stepping-up our gratitude game. He says, “Research shows that gratitude can help us cope with traumatic events, regulate our negative emotions, and improve our well-being. More importantly, gratitude can have a positive effect on our friends and family, too. It’s a small way to have a meaningful impact.”

Who doesn’t want that?!

Negative emotions are stronger than positive ones. That’s why the Indigo Girls really nailed it when they sang, “The darkness has a hunger that insatiable. And the lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.”  It’s also why I’ve read the positive to negative ratio needs to be 5:1 to break even. That means we need five positive encounters to overcome every negative one.   Believe me, that’s not easy under normal circumstances—especially in our industry.

With that being said, it’s easy to see why we talk about positivity so much around here and try to embrace a year-round attitude of gratitude as part of our intentional company culture.

But here’s the thing, when we repeat something daily it can lose its impact and be taken for granted. That’s why we designate November as Team Appreciation month.  By bringing our appreciation to the forefront throughout the month, we shine a bright light on our gratitude, and it reminds us just how lucky we are to work together.

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