The Giving Habit

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. —C.S. Lewis

Do you know that good habits can be one of our biggest assets, personally and professionally?

Recently I have set some specific goals for myself and what I have come to discover, is that other good habits that I never expected to develop have accompanied my new practices… most of those occur when I am thinking more about others and less of myself.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving, here are a couple of suggestions for gaining gratitude through a hopeful attitude:


When repeating a positive task or accomplishment, look for additional habits that you develop along the way and be thankful.


Having a positive outlook on potential achievements [and aiming to exceed them] will not only give you an additional burst of confidence, but a positive attitude will allow you to be thankful for those things you have already achieved and more aware of the needs of those around you.


When accomplishing tasks or reaching goals, take a brief look at the little skills or steps that it took to complete the larger task.  Be thankful for a fresh perspective.


Don’t loose sight of tomorrow by ignoring yesterday.  Be thankful for the mistakes you have made – and learned from.  Be thankful for the clients that you have worked with – and learned from them.  Be thankful for change – and what you’ve learned from it.

Be thankful for hope and take gratitude into tomorrow with you… adopt this and you’ll discover a giving habit.


Darla, The Social Market LLC


HERE are a couple great suggestions for building new habits and for a list of habits of happy people, CLICK HERE.  For more verses about thankfulness, CLICK HERE for blog post from @JarridWilson


4 suggestions for developing a giving habit. #thankful #thegivinghabit @SocialMarketLLC

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis #SocialMarketLLC @DarlaDHancock

5 tips scientific tips for creating habits that stick. #thanksgiving #thegivinghabit @SocialMarketLLC

Is gratefulness a process? Habits for happy people & a hopeful holiday. @anthemofhope @SocialMarketLLC

©2016 Darla D Hancock, The Social Market, LLC

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And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:15-7


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