It has now been a week since I launched the 21 Days Gratitude Challenge.
Personally for me, it has been a greatly rewarding experience and I am able to see everything that happens around me from a new, better perspective.
It has been an enjoyable experience writing about what I have learned as I think and read about gratitude on a daily basis too. It has given me a great inspiration about how I need to structure and schedule the contents of my postings in order to help you, the readers, benefit as much as possible from them.
Yesterday, I put a very good quote on my post about how gratitude is best expressed. Here it is again in case you missed it: [tweet_quote]”Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward[/tweet_quote]
Here is my observation on how a lot of people seem to think about the quality of gratitude. They often say that “I don’t need to say thanks as I am sure that he knows I am thankful for it.” No! You need to make it as explicit as possible and show your sincerity as much as possible. Unless you are being very specific, very clear and very intentional, it will be difficult for the people to catch even a whiff of your gratitude.
The greatest problem here is that such mindset occurs between people who are closest to each other, like family members or even between spouses. I remember reading a book a few years ago about the 5 languages of love and apology. Today, I am more convinced than ever that perhaps we also need another book or lesson on the languages of gratitude. [tweet_quote]Make an extra effort to go the extra mile in expressing gratitude[/tweet_quote]. Today, that has become my new commitment.
Today, I am grateful for:
1. I got the privilege of meeting and having a great fellowship with two of my closest clients who treated me to lunch.
2. I felt so blessed because God has seemingly supplied me with unlimited favor to help me in doing what I do everyday
3. Coinciding with the start of the 21 Days Gratitude Challenge, has also marked the start of my 40 days fasting period. I have felt a lot healthier for the past 5 days.