At the risk of sounding like Dr. Seuss, Gratitude is attitude.
Did you know more and more people omit thank you from their daily discussions? No, I'm serious, this happens entirely too often.
And yet, why would you? Saying thank you with sincerity shows a sincerity of heart so rare today.
How you say it doesn't always matter either. When you show gratitude, it takes little effort but can span miles.
Who would you show gratitude to and how? Here are some examples and you take it from there.
God - serving others - His other children without worry about convenience or comfort.
Spouse - doing the little things, i.e. toothpaste on their toothbrush, warming up their towel in the dryer before they get out of the shower, starting the car so it's nice and warm before they leave, making a lunch or a snack for their time away from home, picking up that special treat just to show you were thinking of them.
Child - hugging them often, saying you love them, reminding them how special they are and asking what you can do for them.
Parent - kind words or deeds, helping at their house, asking how you can help them.
Neighbor - taking them a meal when they have a problem in their life, shoveling their snow or mowing their lawn.
What are some things you can do or have done for someone to express gratitude?
I think the most under used words in the English language are Thank You. Try it out on someone today!