The Importance Of Expressing Gratitude

Expressing gratitude is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to daily life. Without it, you are stuck. There are hundreds of ways to say thank you, none of which are wrong. The important thing, is that you DO say thank you and that you feel the gratefulness deep in your heart.

Gratefulness is not just thanking your mom for picking up the kids after school, or your husband for taking out the trash, though these are important. The symbols of gratefulness, or the way you express your thankfulness should also include appreciation toward God and the Universe for the many great things in your life.

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What I mean is, yes it is important to thank those around you for the things they participate in that you are thankful for. Thank you goes a long way. I am also saying you should stop and take a minute to thank God for the glorious home you live in or maybe the "rock star" parking you got at the grocery store today.

Once you start being grateful for all the little things as well as the big things, in life you will start to see a change in that you will be blessed with more things to be thankful for.

The other great benefit to daily gratitude is that you are now focusing on those things you are appreciative of and less on those things you are not. This alone can improve the quality of your life.

This is the part of the web site I call “it’s all in the details”. When you are building a house you add those little details that make your house a home. That’s what appreciativeness is all about, making it personal. Gratefulness is one of those small details that will set you apart.

The "How to Tools" for Expressing Gratefulness

Below, you will find several different tools you can use to express your gratefulness. Read through them and click on the links you would like to know more about.

  • Gratitude journal: Learn what a gratitude journal is, how to use it and the importance of keeping one. This can be a great tool for transforming your life into one you can be truely thankful for. I highly recommend giving it a try.
  • Gratitude list: The gratitude list is a great way to jump start yourself on the journey of true thankfulness. On this page it will help you make your own list by showing you an example list I have created as my own appreciations list.
  • Gratitude prayer: The gratitude prayer is the most important prayer there is. Learn what it is and how you can start implementing it into your life. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, it will be enough.
  • Words of gratitude: On this page you will find many great reasons to express words of gratefullness as well as the many different ways of expressing thanks. This page teaches you the why. Why saying thank you is so important.
  • An attitude of Gratitude ( 30 Days of Gratitude): Take on our 30 days of gratitude challenge and pick up a few tips along the way or share a few of yours with us in our attitude of gratitude challenge.
  • Gratitude quotes: This page is full of inspirational gratitude quotes. See what your favorite author or celebrity thinks about expressing gratitude. Print your favorites and hang them where you can see them. This can be a daily reminder to be grateful.

Expressing gratitude is important to our daily existence, so please take the time to say thank you. You’ll thank me for it in the long run, I promise. You don’t have to use all the tools I have given you, but pick at least one of them and start sharing your gratefulness. 

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