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Feeling Grateful 2021

Gratitude Can Prompt Happiness, Enhance Positivity, Increase Self-Esteem, Improve Relationships, Help Decision-Making, Reduce Stress, Improve Health

Given pandemic-related challenges of the past 20 months, at times it can be difficult to truly feel the amount of goodness surrounding us. So, when we'd like a dose of optimism, a gratitude list can be the perfect tool. Simple things to be grateful for, especially during tough times, include: 

  • A roof overhead and a warm home. 
  • Health and medical teams.
  • Safety.
  • Plenty of drinkable water. 
  • Not having to go hungry. 
  • Friends, genetic family and chosen family. 
  • Beloved pets.
  • Pure baby giggles and toddler laughter.
  • First responders.
  • Memories shared by elderly. 
  • Five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste, hearing).
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Small, free life pleasures, such as sunshine.
  • Kindness of people never met before.

Clayton Lifestyle also asked some community leaders about what they were joyful for this year. Thanks to them for sharing. 

JEANNE LASHMETT
Owner, JML Interior Design

"I'm thankful for the all of the wonderful relationships I have had with my family, friends and colleagues during these challenging times that we've faced this past year -- and for all of their wonderful support."


JESSICA PHILLIPS 
Owner, The Exercise Coach

"I'm so thankful for being part of a profession where I get to make a small impact on someone's life. This allows me to help them to live a better quality of life and do the things they love with their family and friends."


ALYSSA HOUSKA 
Marketing Coordinator, Streets of St. Charles

"I'm thankful for the health of my family and friends, and the opportunity to work at such a vibrant, beautiful environment like Streets of St. Charles!"

ZACK BRANDMEYER
Executive Director, LNHA, Anthology Of Clayton View

"I'm thankful for healthy and happy friends, and family this holiday season."

TAMMY WACHTER
Owner, Candle Opera

"By far, my greatest blessing is my family. We are blended and extended. The love, joy and fun we enjoy together continues to grow year-after-year, and it’s comforting to know that we support each other always!"

CLAUDIA FRAZIER
Product, Training and Marketing Manager for Signature Kitchen & Bath

“I’m incredibly thankful to be part of a team that functions as a united front to help ease the mind of our clients during such an unprecedented time that has heavily impacted the remodeling industry.”

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