Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Practice daily gratitude this holiday season

Practicing daily gratitude can be life changing, and a favorite book of mine on this topic is 365 Thank Yous by John Kralik.

Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John Kralik imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes.

I could relate to this premise of the book, as my mother always impressed upon me the importance of writing a personal thank you note for gifts I received as well as for events that I was invited to. As the years have progressed, people have gotten so busy that the art form of a simple hand written thank you note has gone astray.

John Kralik's book is a gem,  and shows how the simple act of daily gratitude through writing thank you notes can be life altering.

Try this with your kids this holiday season. You can either go with them to pick out some special stationary or else make some notes yourselves. Train your children early to write thank you notes to people to whom they are appreciative, and watch them reap the rewards of this simple act of kindness and gratitude!

Wishing you a holiday season full of grace for the many blessings in your lives!!

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