10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Friends

friends that hugExpressing gratitude is a vital part of life and an effective way to enrich the relationships you share with your friends.  Everyone feels good when appreciated.   Often, our friends are a common topic in our gratitude journals and gratitude journal app entries (Check out Gratitude Journey here).  Here are 10 ways you can directly express gratitude to your friends and let them know just how much you care about them.

1. Express joy to your friends

It feels good when the person you love smiles at you and expresses the joy in their heart. Be light, smile often, and laugh without restraint.  When you share happiness, you are acknowledging them for being a part of your life.

2. Listen to friends who are hurt

When your friends are hurt, try simply listening rather than giving advice.  Very often we are looking for the perfect, magical thing to say to help out our friends in need.  Instead, listen with full attention and presence, without judgement.
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