GREAT Monday morning, ladies and gentlemen!
“With Gratitude, you become thankful for all things at all times. You begin to notice the 98 percent of your life that is going great instead of the 1 or 2 percent of your life that is difficult. When you practice gratitude, your efforts are rewarded with a more positive and productive life. There is no direct line to happiness. Rather, you have to go through gratitude to get there. In fact, there is a direct correlation between levels of gratitude and levels of happiness.” – John Chappelear, The Daily Six
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it only makes sense that we give thanks this week. I like to think that all of you reading this are very grateful people. What’s that look like in real time, however? It’s easy to say thank you to some things. We’ve been trained to do so. We say thank you when we’re complimented or when somebody does something for us. But how often do we stop and say thank you, simply for the fact that we’re able to speak those words? How often do we say thank you, to somebody because they’ve knowingly or unknowingly challenged us to see ourselves in a different light? Or how often do we thank the people that have supported us, whether we’ve asked for their support or not? How often do we say thank you to people that are frustrating us, when we know that they are really just trying to do their job, or just trying to help? When’s the last time that we thanked somebody for pointing out one of our own mistakes?
Make it a point, this week, not just to say thank you, but to find reasons to say thank you. Some of us do this inherently. And some of us it takes a little coaxing. But I can guarantee that when we start to look for things to be grateful about, they will eventually start to appear with very little effort on our part.
Make it a GREAT day, and a GREAT week!