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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The power of words

"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins 

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." - Gladys Bronwyn Stern 

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
- William A. Ward

I received this lovely note and a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a client of mine yesterday. I recently helped her set up her psychology office (see the office here) and she wanted to thank me for all my help. 

The bouquet is absolutely gorgeous. It really touched me that she would go to all that trouble and expense just to thank me. And it made me think about the power of expressing thankfulness and gratitude. 

Have you ever made a list of everything that you are thankful for? Ann Voskamp did. She wrote a book about 1000 things she is thankful for (One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp). Focusing on what we are thankful for is powerful. Expressing that thankfulness whether to people or to God is a beautiful thing. Meister Eckhart said, "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."

So what are you thankful for?

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" 
- William A. Ward

"Give thanks to the LORD for he is good; His love endures forever" 
- Psalm 118:1

Thank you Elle for the gorgeous bouquet! I am touched by your thoughtfulness! xo


Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

We get what we give -- so obvious here :) Have a great Sunday!

annie@mostlovelythings said...

The flowers are so beautiful. "Focusing on what we are thankful for is so powerful"---that is so true.

Kellie Collis said...

How sweet! These flowers are gorgeous! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

pve design said...

I want to paint that bouquet! It is stunning and so is the office.
You deserve it. Enjoy all the gratitude bestowed upon you.

Marianne said...

The bouquet is so gorgeous! Well deserved, Sherri.

Beau lifestyle said...

Oooh those flowers, beautifull! I am thankfull for my family is healthy and happy.

xxx Chantal