Thanking You

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” Ralph Marston

I love this quote by Ralph Marston.  It really says a whole lot about Marston’s attitude towards life, and shares some great insights with all of us who strive to live authentic lives.

1. Be conscious: if you make it a habit to tell people thank you, you’re aware of what’s going on.  You’re not letting life pass you by, but truly taking advantage of opportunities to appreciate others.

2. Appreciate life: be grateful that you’re alive and have the opportunity to make a difference, even if it’s only in one person’s life.

3. Appreciate people: the easiest way to get along with people, to have lots of friends, to be successful and to enjoy life is to appreciate others.  If you genuinely express your gratitude to them, they’ll like you more, but even if they don’t reciprocate, you have the warm, satisfied feeling deep down that you did the right thing.

4. Abundance follows gratitude:  if you desire more of anything in your life, start being grateful for what you have and the opportunities you have.  There’s something attractive about the energy behind being grateful that draws people and abundance to you.  So if you’re looking for a life transformation, start being grateful!

Do you have a habit of gratitude, or do you have habits of complaining, being lazy and being rude?

Share what you are grateful for today below.

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