Living In Gratitude: The Gift Of Giving Thanks

I’ve discovered that ‘giving thanks’ is a sweet gift to myself and others. ~Carol Adamski

One of the most timeless and thoughtful gifts you can give someone is your gratitude. Not only does it make the recipient feel appreciated, but it makes us as the giver, feel wonderful as well.

Be lavish and heartfelt with your appreciation of others. Spread those genuine “thank you’s” around. Notice how those two little words hold so much power and meaning.  Read more

Living In Gratitude: Keeping Gratitude Higher Than Expectations

The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectation, those are really good days. ~Ray Wylie Hubbard


We’ve all had days that don’t live up to our expectations. Those days tend to be disappointing, don’t they? Yet, if we shift our focus toward gratitude instead of what we expect, we are never let down.

Expectations are created from our belief that something will happen. We will get that job promotion, our offer on the dream house will be accepted, our children will become doctors or lawyers…. These things may or may not happen and are frequently out of our control, especially when we have expectations of others. Read more

Gratitude To The People We Care About

Giving thanks. It’s easy to forget and it’s easy to take for granted those people in our lives who we truly care about. When we tune in and feel gratitude it opens our hearts and brings us to a plane where true joy happens.  The most important place to feel and express gratitude is in our most important relationships. Yet, often we take those relationships for granted. What would happen if we took a few minutes each day to give thanks to our partners, children, family? I think that a lot of insignificant gripes would drop away. Seeing and expressing gratitude has a way of moving us to step back, see the bigger picture and remind us what we really want. Open your heart. Give thanks. See what happens.

How would you like to show gratitude to the people you care about?