Day 40 – Thank You

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  Today is the last day of the challenge.  I hope that it has proved to be a fruitful one for you and that you will take the practices we discussed with you into days to come.

“Thank you” are two of the most powerful words in our vocabulary.  Thank you helps us to look for the positive in all situations even the seemingly negative ones.  Regardless of what happens to us or doesn’t happen for us being thankful is like taking a teaspoon of sugar to help the medicine go down.  At any point in time in life we always have plenty to say thank you.

One of the basic needs of humans is to feel appreciated.  But it’s one of the things we most commonly overlook to say thank you to the people in our lives.  In the book, The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, she has an exercise that encourages the reader to thank ten people that perform services they benefit from, by thanking those people directly or otherwise by mentally acknowledging and thanking them.  And, to feel grateful to them for the services they perform.

I’ve gone through her book several times over and each time I get to this day, I have chosen to thank people directly.  It is a heartwarming exercise that opens your heart to give and receive more love.  I’ve done it where I sent it to people who have provided services and to friends and family.  Each time the results are the same people are amazed and grateful to receive a special thank you note.

I invite you to do the same.  Send a thank you to ten people and really feel grateful to them for the services they performed or the role they have played in your life.  And, to count your blessings especially when things seemingly are not going your way.  There is something very therapeutic and soothing about counting our blessings when we feel discouraged, discontented, and/or defeated.  An attitude of gratitude will take us to places beyond our wildest imagination.  Try it….I promise you that you’ll like it.  Wishing you the best!

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for the excellent words! I’ve gone through this book twice, and it has helped gratitude become a regular, daily habit in my life. It only took a few days to make this happen. I find this truth…the more we are thankful for the little things, the bigger blessings we will receive 🙂

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