Nov 19 – Is your gratitude conditional? Do you only offer your thanks when it is expected or out of politeness, or is your gratitude ever flowing? While most of us have been raised to say "please" and "thank you," too often thankfulness is more of a gesture than a heartfelt feeling of appreciation. Every moment of every day, there are reasons to be grateful, and the feelings should be expressed in our actions and sharing with others, not just when it is expected.
Take an MM&I Moment this Thanksgiving week to truly embrace and acknowledge all that you have to be grateful for and express it openly, lovingly, and appreciatively with those around you. Say thank you to that cashier or server when they provide you what you have purchased. Say thank you to the sunshine for its warmth and the rain for its nourishing to the earth. Say thank you for work being handed off to you or given to you. Say thank you for the people who are in your life or no longer in your life. Gratitude isn't just about saying it; it is about being it. Make a commitment to yourself to be grateful through your actions, not just through your words.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." – William Arthur Ward
Yours in synergistic thinking,