“Stop Your Gratitude Journaling”
- DO: Say the 2 magic words “Thank you” sincerely and often.
- DO: Establish a ritual of purposefully expressing gratitude in some way every day.
- DO: Decide to write in a journal daily, in the morning or in the evening that for which you are grateful.
- DO: Consciously choose acts of kinds towards others.
- DO: Express appreciation to–family, friends, colleagues, housekeepers, mailman, doorman, dry cleaner, the street sweeper, and others who support you in any way.
- DO: Say thank you to those who work for you, full or part time; contractor or employee.
- DO: Appreciate what you do have, even the smallest thing.
- DO: One random act of kindness every week– for example, leaving an inspirational note on a windshield or office mate’s desk, paying for the coffee of someone behind you in line, giving $5 to a stranger walking by on the street.
- DO: Smile as you walk, you’ll light up someone’s day.
- DO: Start with phrases such as:
- Thank you for washing the dishes
- Thank you for taking the trash out.
- I appreciate you.
- I love you.
- I love your big heart. Thank you for being you.
- I love your laugh. Thank you for making me laugh and smile.
- I’m so happy you’re in my life. Thank you.
- Thank you for taking care of yourself.
CHALLENGE: Rather than focus only one day a year on thanksgiving, gratitude, and kindness, make this year the beginning of creating a new daily habit to demonstrate some act of kindness, or recognize that for which you are thankful and grateful. As you focus on these positive aspects of your life, more will come into your life. So plan to take 5, 10, 15 minutes a day to document AND express openly your gratitude and start with today. It’s easy to hide in our journals. Make more of an effort to verbally express kindness and appreciation towards others. Take 5 minutes now, write it out, make a call. Do something. That for which you are grateful grows.
I appreciate YOU. Thank you for being a part of my life.
“Go out there–choose to live your life fully, show the world your love and kindness, and create the joyful life and business you love and deserve.”
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