Sunday, March 20, 2011

Practicing Gratitude~ Free sweet ideas for saying thank you.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  
~G.K. Chesterton

The other day I was challenged when Chuck Swindol reminded me that there is no 
power in good intentions.  When it comes to being being thankful, there are many days 
when I reflect on the kindness of others, but neglect to say thank you.   
The great news is, we have the tools to show gratitude quickly and easily, 
right at our fingertips.  
My heart skipped a beat when I got this text from a friend this week~ 
how sweet it is to be loved in this way!
Lately, when I wake up in the morning, I have been using my iphone as a tool for prayer and gratitude.  I scroll through my texts and pray over my friends, and when I feel led, I simply send a text of thanks or encouragement.  By the time I've scrolled through the list, my heart is centered and grateful, the morning fog has lifted, and I'm ready for my feet to hit the floor!  
My phone, which can so easily distract and disconnect, can also be used to help me offer prayers and thanks!

Below you will find some {free} sweet and easy tools for helping you express gratitude to the people in your life...  
Free downloadable Sweet Treat Tag from Living Locurto:
Say "thank you" in many languages with these downloadable cards by Daily Suze.
Wanna go all the way?  You could take the 365 day challenge like John Kralik:

Need to alter your perspective?
Toss your inner cynic aside 
with this three word cure:
Thanks. Gratitude. Praise. 

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