Have you heard of World Gratitude Day?

It was created on September 21, 1965 at the East-West Center in Hawaii. During an international dinner gathering, attendees decided it would be beneficial to have one “official” day every year for formal expression of gratitude and appreciation for the positive things occurring in the world, and in our lives.

Since then, World Gratitude Day has been celebrated on September 21, each year. The phenomenon continues to grow with each year’s celebration.

Expressing gratitude can have a positive impact on the people around us — especially when we’re showing appreciation to a family member, friend or coworker. In addition to making someone else feel good about themselves, expressing gratitude can help improve our overall well being — making us feel happier and more content.

The organizers of World Gratitude Day are encouraging all of us to find something to be grateful for during this holiday — and remain mindful of the feeling of gratitude all day long.

We’d like to start off a little early by letting all of our Klinke Cleaner’s customers know how grateful we are for each and every one of you! It is an honor to serve such wonderful customers, and to receive so much positive feedback that we’re doing a good job. We’re also grateful for the awards we’ve received in 2014, which include Best of Madison, Best of Monona and Best of Sun Prairie. These awards were given based on votes from the community, which makes them extra special to us.

Great Ways to Show Gratitude
Being grateful can be as simple as saying, “thank you,” or taking someone out for a cup of coffee to let them know you appreciate them. Receiving a card in the mail that expresses gratitude is always a nice surprise. Even something as small as a brief Facebook post, highlighting someone you’re grateful for, can make someone’s day.

At Klinke Cleaners, we’re encouraging each other to be more grateful every day. Why wait around for September 21, when we can be mindful of being appreciative all year round?

Happy World Gratitude Day from all of us at Klinke Cleaners!