Device free gratitude parties which include music, technology free activities and thank you cards in a celebratory camp like experience.
Gratitude should be fun, not forced. It should be a celebration of people - not only recognition for performance, but genuine and authentic appreciation of human beings. Heartfelt. Our unplugged gratitude parties take all of this into consideration.
Why unplugged? Many of us spend all day on our phones or computers. That doesn't work very well when it comes to expressing heart felt gratitude. So our parties are device free, so we have more human to human connection.
Attendees check their cell phones at the door. We have a gratitude wall where they write down what they are grateful for. They get thank you cards, where they can write a handwritten note or 2 to someone they appreciate. We have a gratitude scavenger hunt and other gratitude games. At the end, each person reads one of their handwritten thank you notes out loud. Reading the note out loud makes it more powerful and the appreciation is felt more deeply.
It's a fun time and everyone leaves feeling more valued and appreciation. These parties can be done as a pot-luck during work or as a happy hour/dinner party after work.