GIve a little gratitude

Sunday was Mother’s Day and all over the country people expressed gratitude and well wishes to their mothers and other women who meant a great deal to them.  Holidays, such as Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, are wonderful opportunities to express such gratitude, but it would be so much better if we remembered to express our gratitude for the people in our lives without needing a holiday to do so.

Gratitude is a wonderful feeling that gets us out of self-pity and self-centeredness better than anything else.  It is impossible to be in gratitude for our blessings and to be filled with self-involvement.  

Gratitude is also an amazing way to let those who have made a positive impact on our lives know that.  Too often we do not let others know how much they have made a difference in our lives until it is too late, and we eulogize after they are gone.

Do not wait to express your gratitude to those in your life.  If we put it off, we may not have the opportunity to do it at a later time. 

Today, make someone’s day and let them know how grateful you are to know them and have them in your life.  It not only will make someone’s day, but it is a great way to make you more grateful for everything in your life.

Quote of the Week

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”        

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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