As we enter the holiday season and start by celebrating Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to focus on gratitude. Taking a moment to appreciate small things we often take for granted —  a hug, a delicious dinner, or a walk with the dog — can give us an immediate boost, lifting our mood so we feel more cheerful. And science shows that being thankful on a regular basis can actually lower stress, improve our well-being and help us to become more resilient. 

At Thrive, we have hundreds of Microsteps in our behavior change platform, but my favorite is a simple one: write down three things you’re grateful for. And consider taking it a step further by sharing your gratitude with your family and friends. It’s infectious, as I’ve discovered myself. 

I’m part of a big, close-knit Croatian family and I recently hosted my sister and our six cousins at my home in Dallas. We had a fantastic weekend, and the eight of us made a commitment to starting a new tradition: getting together every year. We also committed to sharing three things we are thankful for in our group text message, a daily ritual that’s bringing me unexpected amounts of joy. Today, I’m grateful for my husband, Chris; our pup, Bash, and Taylor Swift’s new album that I can’t stop listening to. 

And I’m deeply grateful for my job at Thrive Global. Here are a few inspiring posts from members of our Thrive Challenge community, sharing what they’re grateful for.  


1. Clare Creegan, Supercenter #5823; Dallas, TX

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2. Alisa J. Tiller, Walmart Customer, Spring Valley, CA

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3. Emylyn Medina, Supercenter #2371, Wallingford, CT

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4. Dallas Phillips, Walmart Supercenter #3474; Bradenton, FL

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5. Sherin Thomas,Thrive Challenge Grand Champ 2021, Walmart Store #2326; Hornell, NY

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Finally in the words of Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer at Walmart, “this is a great time to pause, reflect and appreciate fellow teammates around you who are making a difference.” 

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Author(s)

  • MT Grant

    General Manager, Walmart

    Thrive Global

    MT leads Thrive Global's partnership with Walmart, impacting the well-being of over 2 million associates. Previously, MT served as Thrive's VP of Customer Success, Strategic Accounts. Prior to Thrive, MT held senior roles at Gusto and Pilot. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband Chris and pup Bash.