Nov 27, 2005

The Gift of Gratefulness

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Hoping your having a great Thanks Giving celebration with your love ones this weekend! On my day off yesterday it was quiet and very relaxing .. I enjoyed it! I mentioned on Friday that my day off was still going to be working as I planned to get Savanna shelter warmer for her so she would have less pain in her legs caused by the arthritis.

On early Friday my family and a few friends surprisingly showed up to help me get it done sooner... I was so thankful to all !!! Saturday morning when I let her outside I observed a big change in her walking, she was more stable and limping a lot less. I noticed by 11:00 am that she was limping again, i'll have to get some type of leg warmers to keep the cold away from her joints while she's outside.

I was very, very thankful to all that came over and helped me with getting the shelter warmer for Savanna! In today's article it's about being thankful and to recognize how easy it is to show your appreciation to someone and how it will make a significant difference in your life...

The Gift of Gratefulness
by - Michael Angier , founder and CIO

I'm blessed and honored to receive something every day that some people go weeks or even months without—a letter of thanks.

It feels great, and I'm always appreciative of people writing to us to thank us for what we write and what we give to our readers.

And the other day, someone I only recently met went all out. He sent us a cheesecake from a gourmet shop. And then, on top of that, sent us a Money-Tree. It's very cool. He also left a heartfelt message telling us how appreciative he was for what we'd done.

Frank sent us these gifts and left the sincere message because we'd done something we thought was fairly insignificant. We considered it a win-win transaction and even a thank you card wouldn't have been necessary.

But some people just have too much class to let a favor go unrecognized. And we were blown away.

Recently, I sent a Vermont gift basket to a friend who had promoted one of our new products. He said out of all the promotions he had done for others, we were the only ones to send a gift.

I share this with you not to boast—I'm actually humbled by the experiences. I tell you so you recognize how easy it is to show your appreciation to someone and how very much it stands out.

In two days, we in America will celebrate Thanksgiving—my favorite holiday of the year. And you'll be hearing a lot from many people about being grateful.

But the art of gratefulness, the demonstrations—however simple—of appreciation should become a habit and practiced daily.

Action Point

Each day, make it a point to thank someone in some unexpected way. Do this consistently and you'll begin to see a significant difference in your life and the lives of those around you.

Get creative. Make it a game—and watch the magic unfold.

Related Article

The Art of Gratefulness

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