The Importance of Gratitude (Giving and Receiving)

the importance of gratitude thank youThis week I’m just writing a quick note to say “Thank You”.

Thank you for reading this post and any others that I write whenever you get a chance.

I am grateful because every action that you’ve taken, even if it’s reading just this post, adds to this community and helps my goal to inspire and show women how to reach their full potential; which in turn helps me to reach my full potential.

Expressing your gratitude is very important and it’s only in the past few weeks that I have come to realize how important it is to express your gratitude, even if you are only saying it to yourself. I’ve always felt gratitude, but didn’t always express it and not on a daily basis.  Now I start and end each day thinking of all the things that I am grateful for and it really does help to keep me in a positive mindset — and having a positive mindset is necessary for reaching your full potential.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  Epicurus
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It’s also important to accept gratitude from others (and even yourself) and really take it in. How often when someone says, ‘thank you’, do we say, “aw, it was nothing”?  It was something, so much so that a person took the initiative to say thank you and that is great — and you need to let it sink in to your soul.

The 7 Day Challenge

– Each morning and each night think of all the things you are grateful for — include yourself if you feel it.

– Express gratitude throughout the day to anyone that deserves it; again, include yourself.

– Accept gratitude from others freely in whatever way suits you – a smile, a quick “you are welcome” or if appropriate, “well thank you so much for taking the time to say that”.

I will be very grateful if you would leave a comment below and share some of the things you are grateful for and/or how it made a difference when you started expressing and accepting gratitude more.