Think back to the last time you received an unexpected greeting card in the mail that contained a heartfelt message or words of gratitude and thankfulness for your life. How did it make you feel?
Earlier this month I started participating in a Gratitude Challenge. It is given me the motivation to send a card of appreciation to someone in my life daily. I am hoping the cards I am sending will bless those I have chosen to appreciate. However the bigger impact has been to my heart. As I am working to look for people and things to be grateful for I am changing. A heart of gratitude and appreciation has the power to change us from the inside out.
Last November I purposed to post on Facebook, each of the 30 days, one thing I was thankful for. Or course the first to make the list was my faith, family and friends. However as I continue thru the month I realized how many things I am thankful in my life. And my heart became more grateful on a daily basis. This habit of looking for gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation is indeed a powerful thing.
So what are you grateful for? family? friends? job? house? provision? people? things?
Begin writing a list of the people in your life that you are grateful for. And then tell them, show them or send them a card.
I use an amazing inexpensive system called Send Out cards that lets me send great personalized cards for as little as 62 cents. I can even include personal photos to make the cards even more of a blessing to the people who receive them. You could also choose to buy cards at the grocery store or make your own. The point is simply to express gratitude in a way that blesses those in your life. Be sure to use words that point out specific things about the person that make you grateful.
If you would like to join the GRATITUDE CHALLENGE please check out this site. http://www.socgratitude.com/139277/
I would also be happy to help you in any way to appreciate the people in your life. If you take this challenge please leave a comment below and let me know. If we all sent out 30 cards of gratitude what a difference in the world we could make.
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Date: June 21, 2012