October Newsletter - At the Table this Thanksgiving

Posted by Mindy Tulsi-Ingram on 6th Oct 2022

October Newsletter - At the Table this Thanksgiving

Interesting Fact

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

Wait! There’s a better way to stop yelling and enjoy your coffee – perhaps even having it brewed and served by someone else.

Have you ever had a realization that sometimes you are making a mountain out of a molehill over a situation at home or at work? Occasionally we get caught up with what is going on and we take things literally and take too much to heart.

This can happen frequently as our boundaries between work and home have blurred, and everyone has challenges of their own.

Inconsequential, defined as not important or significant, is a word that I came across that helps me. It allows me to take a moment to pause and to deal with these feelings and not let them ruin my day.

I found 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for inconsequential, like:

  • unimportant (lacking in significance),
  • insignificant (not important or significant),
  • irrelevant (not connected with or relevant to something),
  • illogical (lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning),
  • trivial, paltry, slight, immaterial, measly, petty, inconsequential and little – the list goes on….

As we sit for Thanksgiving dinner for a celebration of harvest and hard work, let’s pause and reflect on the bountiful things that we have and enjoy.
A few things to ponder…

  1. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  2. There is much to be curious about and to learn.
  3. Value your time and Be on Time.
  4. Be a Giver - People become much happier after even the smallest acts of kindness. Those who give a few dollars to the needy, buy a small surprise gift for a loved one, donate blood, or help a friend are inclined to experience a fast-acting and significant burst in happiness.

    Richard Wiseman in this book “59 Seconds: Think a Little Change a Lot” shares how we can have an amazing time at the dinner table this Thanksgiving as we give thanks for the Harvest and develop a “gratitude attitude” by giving thanks for “having close friends, being in a wonderful relationship, benefiting from sacrifices that others made for you, being part of a supportive family, and enjoying good health, a nice home, or enough food on the table.”

    Wiseman’s recommendations for increasing happiness have been summarized in his book and include Develop the Gratitude Attitude.

    Having people list three things that they are grateful for in life or three events that have gone especially well over the past week can significantly increase their level of happiness for about a month.

The Early Bird Catches the Worm

It’s time to plan your corporate holiday giving. If you are prepared, you can avoid hasty or wrong choices, or forgetting people to buy for, and have more time to enjoy yourself.

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays and gift giving for family, friends, or staff. One of the benefits of technology is that you can do your shopping online from home.

To ensure that you are prepared, it’s beneficial to have a MAPP.

Check out our website for gift ideas. Let us customize your gifts and deliver them to your recipients on time in our beautiful gift boxes.

For your employees working from home why not send a Snack Heros snack box. It's a great way to include them in your office meetings while encouraging teamwork and participation.

Whatever your need, we have the gift for you!

You can think about savouring a cup of coffee, eating a great meal, or enjoying the smile of a stranger.

Here’s to family, a bountiful harvest celebration and to pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving

All my very best,