30 Days of Gratitude Challenge- Week 3
"Every now and then it's good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from right where you are." ~Lori Deschene
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." ~Willie Nelson"I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength." ~Alex Elle
"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons." ~Troy Amdahl
"Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love." ~Anonymous
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~Voltaire
"It is not happiness that brings us gratitude. It's gratitude that brings us happiness." ~Anonymous
"The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see." ~Mary Davis
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough." ~Aesop
"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." ~Robert Braathe
"When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in." ~Kristin Armstrong
- Compliment things that people do more than how they look.
- Compliment things that the person you're complimenting has control over. "Wow, I love how tall you are." Isn't something that someone can control (unless they are currently on stilts). "Wow, I love the way you help your co-workers when they are struggling," is very different, because it was a choice to help, and perhaps even a skill they've worked to develop.
- Be specific. "Good job," is very vague and the receiver may have no idea what part of the job they did was good. "Good job ordering the supplies, you got everything we needed," is much more clear. Don't overthink this one, remember, you're not responsible for the way people interpret your words. "Good job," all by itself is better than silence!
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner