Tips to Be Grateful This Holiday Season dexter's smoothie coffee shop norwich

It’s probably safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for almost everyone. From being stuck at home to perhaps facing a furlough or a job change, this year has not been what anyone expected. Yet, we’re still here, making the most of each and every day, and moving forward with our lives the best we can.

Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault has been plunging forward with the rest of you, offering the best coffee and smoothies in Norwich to brighten your day and give you energy and pep to face it. We do our best to greet you with a smile every day and encourage you with our wonderful drinks and bakery products. We’ve instituted online ordering to make it easier for you during these trying times, and we’ve continued to expand our offerings as well, from frozen coffees to hot teas and hot chocolate. We’ve just completed our indoor area, so now you can come inside and stay warm while you wait for your order.

While this year hasn’t been easy to say the least, we’ve found some ways to be grateful for what we do have that we’ll share with you below. Order online, or visit us at our Norwich smoothie shop today!


Focus on What You Do Have, Rather Than On What You Don’t

It’s so easy to dwell on what you’re missing out on, like a planned vacation to the beach or seeing family in another state. Instead, focus on what you do have this holiday season. If you sat down and wrote out a list of what you have, you’d be amazed how quickly you’d fill the page. You’ll quickly see that you have a lot of things to be grateful for, and if you keep these at the forefront of your mind, your days will be much easier to get through, indeed.

Focus on What You Can Control

You can’t control what the governor will do or what others will do. The only thing you can control is yourself and how you will respond to challenges when they arise. This holiday season, you are 100% in control of your attitude. Will you approach it positively, anticipating better days ahead, or will you be Scrooge, who expects the worst is always right around the corner?

Focus on Others

The holidays are all about stepping outside of yourself and putting others and their needs first. Look for opportunities to help others in their need. Not only will you be helping others, but you’ll feel better about life as well. Start with your family. Is there any relative who is particularly struggling this holiday season? What about a neighbor who might need your help? Do you know someone who needs help with food or paying their electric bill? Partner with your local church or a local charity organization to help strangers in need.

Pay it Forward

If you live in the United States, you are blessed, even if you are below the poverty line. We have running water, electricity, and indoor plumbing. We have indoor heat and food available, as well as government assistance to help us when we are in need of the basics. Thus, when you pay it forward, meaning you pass on small acts of kindness, you will be amazed at the response you’ll see in others.


Cultivating an attitude of gratitude begins in the small things. When you’re grateful that you wake up each morning, have a warm shower that welcomes you, a job to go to, and your family to snuggle with, your day will automatically be bright.

Here at Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault in Norwich, we are grateful for every customer we’ve served this year and everyone we’ll continue to serve. You give us a reason to be grateful, and we hope with our best smoothies and coffee, you receive a bit of happiness and cheer as well. Our mission is to provide you with the highest-quality coffee, smoothie, tea, hot chocolate, or bakery item that will warm your heart in some way. Thank you for supporting us, and stop by our local Norwich coffee and smoothie shop today!