“Thank you”… two of the most powerful words in the English language. It’s little, it’s big, it’s easy, and it costs nothing. But, it goes a long way.
Again, the season for gratitude is upon us. In reality, gratitude has no season. Every season should be one of gratitude; the heartfelt appreciation for whatever one receives. We are to be grateful for everything… for every day, every hour, every minute, and every second; for all things – big or small, tangible or intangible.
There will always be people who have more than you have. There will always be people who have less than you. There will be always good days and there will be better days. The key is to be thankful for whatever day you have. Even though a situation may look bleak, look for something to be thankful for. Everything counts. My mother exemplified in its humblest and simplest form, the true spirit of gratitude. She was grateful for every moment, every day, and everything she had. Her motto was: Be thankful for what you have, not what you don’t have.
Make thankfulness a part of your daily routine. Keep a gratitude journal. And, at the end of the day, write down all those things you are grateful for – big and small. And, make it a habit to thank people. Thank them for little things. Thank them when they least expect it. It doesn’t matter if you say thank you verbally, with a note, card, email, or a small gift, just say it.
What are you thankful for?