Living In Gratitude: Shower the People

Shower the people you love with love.


Just shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

Things are gonna work out fine if you only will

Shower the people you love with love

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Living In Gratitude: Things You Can Give & Still Keep

Things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. ~ Zig Zigler

Some of the simplest gifts in life are the most meaningful.

Be true to your word, offer a smile to everyone you meet, express your gratitude openly and often. Read more

Living In Gratitude: You Are Never Too Old

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis

Keep life vibrant and inspiring by exploring new things, taking new opportunities and aiming for new heights. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Stop Focusing On How Stressed You Are

Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.

There are days when life overwhelms us. Everything is a struggle and our stress level skyrockets.

When we are in this place – and it happens to all of us – we often focus on what is wrong rather than all of the blessings that surround us.

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Living In Gratitude: A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

One of the best things in life is having a true friend. Another is being a true friend. Having connections with different people who understand, support and appreciate you, make you laugh, let you cry and help you remember who you are is an amazing gift.

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Living In Gratitude: Whatever The Present Moment Contains…

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. ~Eckhart Tolle


There are days when life throws us curve balls. Many are minor frustrations and others, major challenges. When these occur, as they are sure to, take a deep breath and do your best to work with rather than against the tide. Read more

Gratitude: Candy For Your Doctor? How Appreciation Changes The Interaction

Appreciation can be a kind of wake-up call. It can spark aliveness and connection in both the receiver and the giver. Below is a description of a study that utilized candy to measure the response of doctors.

I liked the idea and put my own version to work:

Recently I visited a new doctor for my annual check-up. Instead of candy, I brought with me, as a gift, one of the Gratitude Habitat bookmarks. Written on it is, “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”  My appointment was at the end of the day. Dr. S. looked a bit tired. As I handed her the bookmark I simply said, “Thank you for the work you do.” She stopped, read it, took a breath and shared a story of how the day before, she told her ailing father how much she appreciated him and how important it was for him to be grateful, too. They talked about what they appreciated about each other and about life. She said that his spirit was lifted and his voice grew stronger. Her facial expression and voice tone were soft and open. Clearly a special moment was created.

My new doctor said to me, “This is a perfect gift for me. Thank you.”

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Living In Gratitude: Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today.

Notice how many people you can make smile by spreading happiness, joy, and appreciation today.

A genuine thank you, a warm hug, a kind word, a cheery ‘hello!’ all make others feel warm and fuzzy. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Focus On The Gift

Focus on the gift of living and the gift of giving.


Every day is a gift.

Live it to the fullest.

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Living In Gratitude: The Prayer of Thank You

If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you’, that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

Two of the most profound words we have in our vocabulary are ‘thank you’. Gratitude is infinite and when we express our appreciation, we are, by definition, offering a prayer. Read more