Alt Chat Wednesday: The Power of Thank You

By: Eden Hensley; Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Growing up parents and teachers drilled into us the necessity of saying thank you when someone did something nice for us or gave us something we wanted. What we may have overlooked in our automatic response was why gratitude was important.

No one attains success alone. No matter what you do, someone has either directly or indirectly helped you. With today's busy lifestyles, we rarely pause to think about how we have been helped or even acknowledge those who have helped us. Gratitude or the giving of thanks is reserved for one month a year with 30 Days of Thanksgiving or a single day.  

When was the last time you thanked someone for helping you? When did you last sit down and think about the pluses in your life?

Join us Wednesday, October 29th 9AM PT/12PM ET on Twitter for #AltChat when we discuss gratitude as a core element of success. If you are new to Twitter chats, take a moment to review How to Participate in a Twitter Chat.

Resources for Harnessing the Power of a Simple Thank You

 

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.