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Expressing Gratitude: The Power of Your Words

This month, as we continue our gracious gratitude challenge in the community, we've chatted about the awesome practice of writing in a gratitude journal and all the amazing benefits it brings. But here's the thing - sharing your words of appreciation with others can have an even bigger impact than keeping them to yourself. Personal notes filled with gratitude can truly make someone's day and the positive vibes they spread can go a long way. So, why not start expressing gratitude through your words today? Keep reading to find out why it's so worthwhile.

Writing Holds Great Power

In our fast-paced world, it's so easy to become consumed by our own responsibilities and forget to show appreciation to the important people in our lives. Taking a moment to express gratitude and appreciation can make a huge difference. Sadly, these spontaneous gestures of kindness are not something we experience regularly. That's why taking the time and effort to write such a message is incredibly powerful, both for you and the person receiving it.

Expressing Gratitude Deepens Connections

Taking a moment to send a personal note or message can make a big difference in showing someone you care. It's true that actions speak louder than words, but heartfelt words can still have a powerful impact. When you take the time to send a personal note, it will definitely catch the recipient off guard. And trust me, it's always a pleasant surprise that can instantly brighten someone's day and lift their spirits. And if you know someone who's going through a tough time, deliberately sharing your gratitude with them can be even more meaningful.

No matter what, this little gesture will really help strengthen our existing bonds because it's such a personalized act. When we feel a personal connection, it brings us closer and adds meaning to our relationship. Your written acknowledgement of how important someone is in your life will definitely have a positive impact on your relationship.

I've got some great ideas to help you get started with expressing your gratitude.

Don't worry, you don't have to write a handwritten note (although it is a lovely gesture that's not as common nowadays). If you prefer, you can send a heartfelt message through email or any other electronic means. And remember, your message doesn't have to be super long - even a few words of appreciation can mean a lot to someone.

Some examples:

  • Drop a post-it note of love in your child’s lunchbox

  • Slip a little love letter into your significant other’s coat pocket

  • Send your colleague an email thanking them for their assistance

  • Mail your best friend a funny card with a personal note of appreciation just because

  • Text a buddy a note of support on a difficult day

  • Give your doctor or other professional a written message of thanks for their service

  • Write a letter to a loved one expressing your indebtedness

This is just a short list to help you get creative and spread some gratitude. Think about all the awesome people in your life - your past friends, older relatives, neighbors, your kids' teachers, and anyone else who has made a meaningful impact on you. These are the people who deserve your heartfelt words of thanks. And hey, if you can, try to make a habit of expressing gratitude daily, even if it's just for a little while. The positive energy and momentum it creates is truly something special. If you need a lil help keeping that momentum up, join us in the Hearts & Sustainment community where you will find a full 30 days of Gracious Gratitude, free for you to jump in anytime you need!

Go ahead, go on now, let someone know how much you appreciate them. It's the little things that make a big difference!

Catch you laters,



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