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Friday, November 14, 2008

Things you could do TODAY, to start to show gratitude

Start a gratitude journal.

Tell someone you love, how much you appreciate them.

Send a thank you note to someone.

Start a list of things that make you happy.

Offer a prayer of thanksgiving.

Sit down to dinner and share something you are grateful for today.

Copy a quote about gratitude and put it on your fridge (or somewhere else you will see it often).

Give something away.

Do something nice for someone else.

Give at least five compliments to people you see.

Be more obedient to one of the Lord's commandments.

Start and end your day with a grateful thought.

Make a scrapbook page about something you are thankful for.

Give thanks before meals.

Make a Thanksgiving Spot on a bulletin board or refrigerator are great places to let family members “post” things they are thankful for.

My plea is that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we 'accentuate the positive.' I am asking that we look a little deeper for good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort. -Gordon B. Hinckley (Standing for Something)

▪ Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. –Melody Beattie


Ann Marie said...

Great thoughts!
I LOVE my gratitude journals, and write in it EVERY night!

Have a good weekend!

Scrappy Girl said...

I am thankful...for sunny days...the feeling of excitement I have about my bday...good movies...giggling kids...

Thanks for the reminder. I was kinda caught in the bad stuff. When it piles up like it has the last 2 days it is easy to temporarily lose your gratefulness. I needed to take the time to list a few of my gratitudes.

Robyn said...

Sondra- I really enjoy your blog, especially this month. It has made me think about all the things I have to be grateful for (even the job opportunity that is making me move to POCATELLO!!)


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