"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it."
-- William Arthur Ward
I know that many of us are busy this month . . . paying attention to gratitude and putting together daily "gratitude lists." Creating these daily lists is a great way to notice - and write down - things in our everyday lives that we might otherwise take for granted. In fact, gratitude lists are beneficial in helping us develop healthier, happier, more meaningful lives.
Want to take your gratitude journey even further? Here are three more simple things you can do to practice gratitude this month:
1 -- Give one compliment every day -- either to a person directly, or by sharing your appreciation for something. ("That's a great scarf!" or "What a beautiful view!")
2 -- Vow not to complain, criticize, or gossip for a week. Once you break the habit, you'll find more positive energy in your life.
3 -- Sound genuinely happy when people call you on the phone, or when you meet them face to face. Other people feel valued when you greet them positively.
Today's post is part of Three on Thursday. To read more lists, be sure to check in over at Carole's!