3 Simple Ways to Express Gratitude this Holiday Season

Reblogger Bob Crane
Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Thanks Melissa Zavala , always a wealth of wisdom and inspiration!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving greetings

I hope that you and your loved ones had a very special weekend!


Original content by Melissa Zavala Cal BRE #01324959

real estate agentsWith Thanksgiving upon us, there seems to be no better time to reflect on the year, on what you have, and on how to be a better you in 2017.

It’s also a great time to express thanks and gratitude, not only for what we have but also for those that support us and who have helped us to be successful this year.

It’s always a little bit funny when you hear people (myself included) say such things as “I need to get home to defrost the chicken” or “I’m so frustrated because my photos aren’t syncing from my phone to my computer.” Clearly, these are first world problems. By the very nature of the fact that you are reading this article, I know that you also have primarily first world problems.

3 Ways to Express Gratitude in Your Business

So, how does a person with first world problems express gratitude? That’s easy. Here are 3 ways to reach out to those around you to express thanks for all they have done for you in 2016.

  1. Write personal notes. Personal notes take time to write, particularly if they come from the heart. When I write a personal note to a friend, relative, client, business associate, or referral partner, I always try to think about one very specific item that I can mention in the note. Example: “I really appreciated how you took time out of your busy schedule to help me optimize my LinkedIn account.” When you provide specific examples and details, you send a message that is much more personal and will lead to a longer and richer relationship.
  2. Keep a journal. Just like a mantra, create a regular journaling routine where you jot down some of the things for which you are grateful. These don’t have to be life-changing things, but simple things that make you happy. Today I’m grateful that I’m able to have Thanksgiving with my entire family, that the weather is good and I am able to take my dog for a nice, long walk. (Shameless plug: If you want to start keeping a journal, check out my motivational journal for real estate agents on Amazon.)
  3. Use social media to share your gratitude. If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that people on social media are sick and tired of hearing about the election results. Spread the good word and some happiness among your peeps by sharing your gratitude through motivational quotes, pretty pictures, family photos, and even personal messages on the timelines of your friends, family, and other Facebook connections.

According to Inc.com, studies have linked gratitude to improved mental health, better relationships, decreased stress, increased energy, and exceptional mental strength. If you want to hit it hard in 2017, why not begin with gratitude in 2016? To that end, thanks so much to all the readers of my blog for your continued support and lovely messages throughout the year. Thanks also to those you have lovingly and loyally supported the Pipeline Planner and Motivational Journal through the Kickstarter campaign and now that it for sale online. Best wishes to you all for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Cheers!


Melissa Zavala 

If you enjoyed this post, why not connect with me in these other communities?





This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate Sales and Marketing

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Bob.  For me to keep a journal about my days etc., it would put people to sleep fast.  My handwriting is only readable (except for my signature) by no one except me.   Social media on the other hand is a whole different story

Nov 27, 2016 02:24 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one.

Nov 27, 2016 04:44 AM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Bob Crane ,

Another excellent post I missed..thank you for re-blogging Melissa Zavala posts its a goodie!

Nov 27, 2016 05:37 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Bob. Thanks for the reblog! Not a fan of keeping a journal, but that is just me! Enjoy your day!

Nov 27, 2016 05:55 AM #4
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Thanks for the reblog. For those with bad handwriting, I suppose you could use one of those iPad apps (like Felt) or send out cards. So that is no excuse.

Nov 27, 2016 06:36 AM #5
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Bob Crane Excellent tips to express gratitude this Holiday season.

Nov 27, 2016 09:19 AM #6
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Thanks for reposting this, Bob.  Melissa has some great tips on showing appreciation to others.

Nov 27, 2016 01:37 PM #7
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Bob, I had missed this wonderful post. I am glad you had re-blogged it.

Nov 28, 2016 10:21 AM #8
Nicholas Crane
Crane Forest and Property Management - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for this reblog.  These are some great ideas.  I think they all have merit.  No excuses for not journaling - only takes a few minutes and no one else has to be able to read it.  

Dec 03, 2016 10:11 PM #9
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Bob Crane

Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Have a Question, Leave me a Note!
Spam prevention

Additional Information