5 Day Gratefulness Challenge - Day 3
I'm so glad you're still with me and going along with the challenge!
Welcome to Day 3 of the 5 Day Gratefulness Challenge. I hope you found it helpful to do some gratitude journaling these past couple of days.
Today we’re going to be talking about the power of saying, “Thank you.” This can totally change the way you experience life.
It’s two simple words that change everything.
That’s it. A phrase we take for granted soooo muuuuuch. A sentence we usually reserve for when someone holds the door for us (not everyone all the time as we all know, haha) or some other larger-than-usual gesture.
A phrase we say far too little.
Can you imagine how it would change your life if you constantly said, “Thank you,” to people?
If you took every opportunity to thank people? If you…
- Thanked a coworker (with a smile please) for a prompt reply to an email
- Thanked your spouse for cooking a delicious dinner
- Gave your kids a big hug and thanked them for cleaning up their toys
- Were full of gratefulness when a family member called to check in
Being thankful to others profoundly changes the way we go through life. When you’re constantly thankful to others, it fills your heart with joy and helps you live in a constant state of gratitude. Regardless of what is going around you, your consistent gratefulness will keep your sun shining.
Today, make every effort to say, “Thank you,” to others.
Match the practice of noticing with the practice of gratefulness to others.
Try to notice at least TEN things you can thank someone for, someone that you hold close to you. They don’t have to be big things. Give thanks for even the smallest ways a person helps you or brings joy into your life.
You’ll discover that the practice of gratitude completely changes your relationships with people.
They’ll be much more receptive you, much more open, much more willing to share their lives with you. Your relationships will strengthen and expand so much.
And you’ll simply be grateful that they’re in your life. You will also be able to remember many of the small things that they do to make you smile when you say thank you as it's happening and then remember to journal about it too.
Gratitude is a wonderful and incredibly powerful practice. A practice so powerful that it can and will change your relationships forever.
As promised - I have a little gift for you for staying with me this long! Print out this I Am Grateful Affirmation Card for you to carry around with you!
Tomorrow we’re going to be talking about the powerful practice of gratitude affirmations.
Until then, please share your experience in the BIY Tribe Facebook Group under "Day 3" about how it's been with constantly saying, “Thank you.” Was it difficult at all? How did people respond? Were there any unexpected responses?
See ya tomorrow!