Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gratitude and Taking Time to Tell Others That They are Awesome
"It's the small things."
We've all heard it, many of us have probably said it. But what does it mean? What are those "small things?" I think of it as gratitude. We all have so many things to be grateful for, even on our worst day. A sun to warm the earth (if you really need to stretch to think of something), a polite sales person, children that clean up their toys (a mom can dream-right?).
All of these things are small things that we can be grateful for. A few years ago, my One Little Word was "gratitude" and I used a gratitude journal app to record something I was grateful for each day. Oprah started this "trend" several years ago, as a way to see the world around you and take in the "bigger picture."
So now that we're grateful for people in our lives, how do we thank them? Thank you notes, while still important, are a bit "old school". And it seems too stuffy to break out an ivory engraved card to say thanks to your husband for picking up your favorite dress at the dry cleaners. But just saying "thanks" isn't always enough.
So how about if you left him this?
How fun could that be? This is just one of 50 perforated sheets in the new book (FYI I received a copy of this little book to share) by Alexandra Franzen, "50 Ways to Say You're Awesome". Not only are there 50 of these cool tear-out notes, but she also gives you suggestions of how to use them. It's a fun and colorful book with endless possibilities for paying it forward.
Think about all the possibilities of saying "Thank you - you rock!" The book would make a wonderful birthday, shower or anniversary gift too.
What are some unique ways you've told people they're awesome?
catch you soon -
disclosure - I received a copy of the book mentioned above to facilitate this post. I was not compensated for my time nor for this post, and as always all opinions are my very own.