With the Thanksgiving Holiday right around the corner, the thought that has stayed with me the past few days is this – we can never be too thankful. Regardless of what situation we may find ourselves in – what the circumstances are – if we are willing to look beyond ourselves, there are always things to be thankful for.
Choosing to give thought to what those are can be a double blessing. To make your own heart a little happier the next few days and at the same time, to make someone else’s heart happier – DO THIS:
Think about someone in your life, past or present, who remains special to you. Could be a family member, a teacher, a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, a teammate, a coach – someone who has made your life better or touched something in you just by being who they are. When you have identified that person – think about how they have affected you and the qualities about them that you are so grateful they have.
Now comes the most important part. Write and tell them. Sharing your gratitude by writing a card or a letter will not only make you happier – it will make the person receiving it happier, as well.
The end result of gratitude is that it inspires us to share it with others. To pass it along this Thanksgiving Holiday may just mean more than ever.