“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
– Henry Ralph Waldo Emmerson
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. But wasn’t it an unusual one? Did you, like me, feel a heaviness along with the thankfulness? I just know you were especially aware of the hurt, loss, and isolation that 2020 has brought. It is a year most of us did not expect in our lifetime and yet here we are.
I’ll say this for 2020: it has brought me is a deeper appreciation of the people in my life. Right now I value being with friends and loved ones more than ever. For that, I am truly thankful.
This underlines a huge opportunity for each of us. Don’t miss it!
Karen’s Vibrant Tip for Today – Gratitude
You can change your day today and the life of someone else. It is very simple to do. You have everything you need.
This is it: Express Some Gratitude Today.
How do you do this? It should take no more than 5 minutes.
- Identify a person in your life. Think of something about them that you are grateful for.
- Write a short note: “Hey _____, I was just thinking about you. I hope this is a great day. Please know how much I appreciate(d) _________________”
- Do it before you talk yourself out of it.
This will make a big difference for someone in your world. And it will make a real difference in your day and life. If this sounds simplistic to you, you are right. It IS simple. But it is profoundly rewarding – for both of you!
Make it a habit and do it regularly. Don’t wait for 2021.