Ravenyard Priorities Assessment - Gratitude


GRATITUDE - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation (acknowledgement, recognition, grace, thankfulness).

In crisis, tensions run high and it’s easy to feel like there is never enough: time, energy, or resources. Gratitude offers an internal reset. It reminds us to balance negativity and fear with thankfulness.
  • Why is this your priority?
  • What about this resonates with you?
  • Describe qualities of gratitude.
  • What does it mean to be grateful during crisis or times of hardship?
  • When you look back on this time five years from now, how will you know you embodied gratitude?
  • How can gratitude guide your decision-making?
  • Who or what does this priority serve? How does it help?
  • Imagine yourself in a situation where you are grateful. What does that feel/sound/look like?

It is difficult to feel gratitude in crisis and yet it is exactly those times of suffering when the practice is most profound. Look for small moments of unexpected grace, feelings of calm, times when a bird sings or a child smiles, and be grateful for them.


It is easy to overlook people’s effort during times of crisis. Capable leaders remember to say “thank you” to their team, trusted advisors, and customers. Gratitude is both kind and practical.  

Write down a gratitude every day for 30 days.
Use “gratitude” as a mantra while you work out, doing dishes, or in the shower.
Sit outside for 15 minutes with your eyes closed. What do you hear?

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Did Gratitude as a priority resonate with you?

Download the Ravenyard Crisis Priorities Assessment’s PDF on Gratitude for your reference.

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