Quote of the Day: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward
Question of the Day: If you don’t think highly of yourself, who will?
CHALLENGE: Thank someone. It could be a parent, coach, spouse, child, friend, or co-worker. Try to be specific as to why you are thankful.
- Beginner: send or express one thank you
- Intermediate: send or express two thank-you’s
- Advanced: send or express three thank-you’s
- Extreme: send or express ten thank-you’s
Why do This?
Gratitude is the simplest, most powerful way to acknowledge another person’s value. Research shows that people who are more grateful have better heart health and more disease-fighting cells in their bodies.
Tips and tricks for Success:
- Make a quick list of people you want to thank and the reasons why
- Don’t over-think it. Communicate in whatever way is going to get you to take action quickly.
- Be sincere
What I have learned about writing thank you messages:
Writing thank you messages is not something that comes easily to me. While saying thank you is a normal part of my behavior, elaborating and giving specific reasons why I am thankful does not come naturally to me. I have found that while a thank you is powerful, it is significantly more powerful if I can authentically communicate the specific reasons why I am thankful.