Have you noticed any friends posting everyday this month….about thanks? What a great idea – to spend at least a few moments each day this month journaling a few sentences of gratitude. So far this month I’ve seen a lot of ‘thankful’ posts regarding spouse, kids, education, creation and a few crazy random words of thanks!
All of it got me to thinking how we can get so focused on ourselves that we fail to be thankful and grateful. After all I am sure I would not be who I am without the presence of my Mom, my siblings, my close friends and co-workers. And I know I have thanked them….but probably not enough. So I’m going to try to say thanks more often, but not just this month. I’m hoping to make it a habit. Who doesn’t want to hear a heartfelt thanks? And I find myself enjoying the company of others who share their feelings of gratitude. Don’t you?
I thought about a few ways I’m going to incorporate thanks in my life this month and beyond!
1. Mean it when I say it! Have you ever said thank-you as a form of good-bye? In the grocery store, at the bank, etc. I want to be genuine when I say it.
2. Write a note. Yes, real mail…45 cents and all! I’m making a list of people who have blessed my life this year and I’m thanking them before Christmas.
3. Tag them in a post. I love social media and use it a lot to communicate with those far and near! I know the reactions I get when I tag a person, post a fun picture with them as my profile pic or write a comment on their instagram pic! I want the world to know my grateful heart!
My final thought-my thankful heart comes from the Lord – everyday is a gift from Him and I am thankful!
This is a very cool art piece from RedLetterWords. If you haven’t discovered this wonderful site, please go check it out. I am a big fan and own several pieces and have a few tucked away to give as gifts this year. I don’t have any connections to Dee Kasberger, the creator and designer of Red Letter Words–I just really like her pieces!