Have you told someone today how much you appreciate them? I know it’s early in the day (9 am CT where I sit this snowy Tennessee morning), but think about how much better every day could go if you started it out with an expression of gratitude! Saying thank you doesn’t just make the recipient feel good — it makes the giver feel good too! It’s very empowering.
As you know, one of my personal goals for 2011 was to express gratitude every single day. It’s January 10 — how am I doing? To be honest, I think I’ve hit 80%. I believe that to be successful in executing this goal, I may need to give myself a formal calendar reminder that pops up every morning. My thought is that like every other behavior in our lives that we wish to make a habit, it takes repetition (and some reminders). But soon, the reminders won’t be necessary! Especially when one starts to reap the personal rewards of all the positive energy you are spreading!
So I challenge you to join me! Make a concerted effort to express your own gratitude every single day — and let’s compare notes on the affects this has in our lives.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
PS – By the way, our grandson was born on 12/28 – his name is Samuel and he is healthy and absolutely beautiful. I was blessed to be able to stay up north after the holidays and spend several days at home with Sam and his parents, helping them adjust (and just holding that little bundle of joy as much as my arms could stand). What an incredible experience!!! Talk about being thankful!!