Living a life where we are thankful for not only the big things but also the small things makes life more enjoyable!
There are things around us each and every day that we can and should be thankful for! On Thursdays, I make an extra special effort to intentionally be thankful as some bloggers call it “Thankful Thursday”. I link up over at the Strong Family Blog who hosts a Thankful Thursday link up each week. Feel free to join us!
How do I find daily moments of thankfulness?
- When you enjoy something think about how you were able to do that or get it. Be thankful for the process that allows it.
- If you go to do a task and couldn’t do it yourself be thankful for the person who helped you, for instance, the postal worker or cashier.
- When a difficult situation arises think of something positive in it and be thankful for it.
- Think of items you use every day. Be thankful for the creator, the person who bought it for you, or just simply how the item affects your day.
- Throughout your day notice people that are influencing you. A positive statement a co-worker made a stranger who smiled at you or a great customer service member. Be thankful for these people.
- Lastly, reminisce about your marriage, family and close friends that make your life enjoyable. Be thankful for each of them.
Not only think about these things and be thankful for them but tell these people you are thankful for what they do or allow you to do and have.
One day a few weeks back I was at the gym. I noticed the new housekeeper was scrubbing away at the treadmills and ellipticals in a systematic way to ensure she cleaned every bit of the machine. At that moment, I got an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness. I am 15 weeks pregnant with a suppressed immune system. It made me feel really comfortable to know that I could work out there in a clean and safe place for my baby and me.
Walking up to her, I said, “I just want you to know this may not be the best job in the building, but I appreciate that you are keeping it clean for me.” She was in shock and didn’t know what to say. I continued on, “You cleaning these machines makes it a safe place for me to come workout at. I am thankful for that.”
She continued to look at me still not knowing what to say. With a big smile on her face, she then said, “…Well…um…thank you.” I completely rocked her world, but I promise you she cleaned those machine with a little more purpose that day!
Why not make those differences in people’s lives?
When we are thankful we create a positive mindset for ourselves and those around us. Set out each of your days with the intent to be thankful!
What is one thing you are thankful for today?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,
Cassie Celestain blogs at True Agape. She is a wife, runner and newlywed blogger. She believes in helping couples through the early stages of marriage by embracing their spouse’s quirks! You can get her updates on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.