Gratitude: [noun] a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
I got to thinking about this a lot today. It’s Monday, and my good friend Al was sharing his gratitude over at The Care Movement. If you haven’t checked out his awesome new site, you must. Especially on a Monday where he promotes Gratitude Monday.
Then I headed over to TheJackB where I said: Jack, you paint a picture with your words that comes to life in my eyes and my heart. If you haven’t read his post today, head over…I’ll wait.
In one of his comments, Jack said: “Sometimes the simple things have the most power.”
That got me to thinking about how often, in business and in life, we forget that it’s the small acts of gratitude, kindness and thoughtfulness that make the biggest impact. So here’s my list of Gratitude-Prompting Thoughts for you to ponder.
When was the last time you:
Sent a hand-written note to someone, thanking them for their friendship, their business or the difference they made in your day or your life
Turned on the faucet and felt thankful that you have cool, clear water that flows over your hands, never doubting for a moment that this precious treasure is indeed just that
Opened a door for someone, literally and figuratively, expecting nothing in return
Bought a little gift for someone “just because”….just because you knew they’d like it
Told someone you love that you love them
Followed up a business meeting or conversation by sending links to an article or website that associate might appreciate, or linked up two people because you knew they’d just “click”
Spoke in a tone of voice to your customer that said in more than mere words, “I appreciate your business”
Recognize that every day is a new day, and no matter what you’ve done or said before, you begin each day with a blank slate: forgive what needs to be forgiven, appreciate yourself and those around you, and give thanks where thanks should be given.
Can you add to this list of Gratitude-Prompting Thoughts? I’d love to hear your Thoughts. I’m grateful to you for stopping by.