Many people create resolutions and set goals at the beginning of every new year. Striving to better yourself every day is an admirable yet potentially daunting task, but you can start by simply expressing more gratitude. Your happiness can depend on it! Studies from Harvard University illustrate the importance of showing gratitude. They found that giving thanks actually correlates to our overall happiness.
So, start this year off right – show others how much you really appreciate them!
There are many simple and meaningful ways for one person to express their gratitude for another verbally, or with a note, a text, or a kind gesture in return. It can get tricky though, when we want to coordinate a group to express appreciation for someone special, particularly when people are scattered and difficult to get in one room! Instead of missing the opportunity, Martha Huntley, Founder/CEO, created WeGush – a simple yet highly meaningful way to collect brief posts, or “gushes,” from the entire group.
Posts are made to beautiful virtual appreciation wallboards and when all posts are up, the wallboard link is sent to the lucky recipient – gratitude delivered! WeGush is awesome for teacher and coach appreciation, any countless other opportunities to express gratitude from our groups, family, or work life. Martha was inspired to create WeGush when, as a mom of three young kids, she served as a room parent coordinating teacher appreciation and class gifts. She wanted to express more genuine and personal class parent and child gratitude than the generic, “Thanks! From all of us!”
Huntley also knew group gift money collecting dynamics all too well as a holiday and end of year stress agent, so she added group money payments to WeGush. These payment methods eliminate the challenge of collecting and tracking from parents at drop-off, or via kids’ backpacks! Not only does WeGush enable the ease of expressing more gratitude, but it lets you enjoy the convenience of virtual money collection, too!
Giving of gratitude really does mean more happiness! WeGush is a fantastic gift for all ages, and sign-up is free! Let 2015 be the year you and your group unleash your gratitude. Cheers to more happiness!