Gratitude is the Key to Assessing the Success of 2019 and Starting 2020 Right

By November 27, 2019 No Comments

Gratitude completes thankfulness. It is good to say thank you, even better to show it through our gratitude.

Psychology research shows us, according to Harvard Medical School, that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. On a personal level, gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

At Manhattan Resources, we know that gratitude distinguishes companies from the competition. On a business level, expressing gratitude is one way to help your company thrive. In fact, even small acts of appreciation help solidify professional relationships. “Showing appreciation can create a connection that becomes the basis for a powerful alliance,” said Manhattan Resources CEO Chris Schoettelkotte.

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Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Photo by Nathan Anderson, Unsplash.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Harvard’s Healthbeat newsletter explains that gratitude is thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

During the holidays, people feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. Regardless of the level of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further.

Joyful Holiday

An attitude of gratitude. This is not only a great rhyme but a great way to live. You should always be grateful for the things you have. Thankful for everything – big and small – that fills your life and makes it special.

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

Gratitude quotes help us gain perspective when it comes to preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. That is because this is the time of year that the world focuses on all the things that made us successful over the past 12 months. At Manhattan Resources, when we count our reasons to be grateful they include you!

That is why, as we approach Thanksgiving Day, we enjoy letting our clients, recruits, and friends know how important you are to everyone on the Manhattan Resources team.  We truly enjoy being part of your successes throughout the year and we look forward to helping you reach new goals in 2020.


Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. Photo by Daiga Ellaby, Unsplash.

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”David Steindl-Rast

How can we accommodate your holiday schedule? We know the holidays can be extremely stressful, but we are in a position to help you handle the added pressure in your business. Whether you are accommodating vacation schedules or ramping up to meet deadlines for the start of the New Year, Manhattan Resources can help relieve the pressure.

As always, your business and scheduling needs are important to us. While preparing your team for the holidays and completing business for 2019, let us know how we can help. Our team of experts helps you accommodate end-of-year needs and plan for immediate orders in 2020. Let us help you take your mind off of business issues so that you can focus on different matters that might arise during this hectic holiday season.

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The more you use gratitude, the stronger it grows. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything — for there are. Photo by Blake Barlow, Unsplash.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

The benefits of practicing gratitude are endless. People who regularly practice by taking time to notice and reflect on the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. And gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved only for momentous occasions. You can also be thankful for something as simple a convenient parking space or a delicious meal.

Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.


Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle, according to author Mary Davis.

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

Manhattan Resources is a retained executive search and advisory services firm with deep experience assisting our clients in building high-performance teams. We specialize in oil & gas, retail energy, power & utilities, petrochemicals, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering. For this reason, Manhattan Resources invites you to experience an executive search and business solutions partner like no other. As always, we are there to help you fill mission-critical leadership roles, build high-performance teams, and tackle your most significant challenges. We measure our success the same way you do. Making sure your team is exceeding corporate objectives and measuring how much our people move the needle for your company. Manhattan Resources has the agility, innovation and business acumen to assume a bold approach. As a result, we will help you take your business to the next level. Find out how the experts can help. Contact Us >>


No matter where you go to celebrate, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Tyler Nix, Unsplash.