Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gratitude!



Gratitude. 

If you read my One Word: Gratitude post on 12/30/11 you would know that this is MY word for the year.

Gratitude. 

It is such a simple gesture to show Gratitude yet we often times forget to truly show it. 

One of the ways that I am showing more gratitude is I am going to sincerely thank someone EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.  I have already started on this journey and it feels pretty good.

It might sound to easy right but when I say sincerely I mean, put more than just "Thank you" behind it.  Give a tangible reason why you are thankful for the person.

For example: 

Thank your barista for getting up at 5am so she/he can come to work to make your coffee (if I still drank coffee).

OR

Thank your childs teacher for working at home grading papers late into the evening off the clock.  Or volunteering their time for afternoon study hall.

OR

The person standing out in the freezing cold pumping your gas for you so you don't have to.  (In Oregon, by law we can not pump our own gas).

OR

A co worker, who picked up some extra work to help you.

OR

Your wife or husband for helping support the family everday.

See how easy that is?

Who can you show gratitude to today and how?



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2 comments:

  1. I love this post. It's so easy to forget saying thank you for the little things. I love when someone thanks me for them, I try to remember to do the same.

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  2. Very good ideas!

    I can't imagine not being allowed to pump my own gas. I don't have the patience to wait for someone else. Haha. :)

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