Thursday, December 12, 2013
An online daily putting "Hooray!" in your day
The Best Two Words...Ever!
I'm a big advocate of "thank you" notes. In fact, I have a stash of Crane stationery that would be the envy of Her Majesty the Queen, but for the fact that she's more a fan of Smythson's on Bond Street. Stationery preferences aside, I think she would agree that a "thank you" well-conveyed is one of the greatest utterances we can ever make. James Allen has said that "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
Sending "thank you" notes was a requirement in our household as a child. No sooner had the last person left from our birthday party and mother had sheets of paper and a fountain pen before us on the kitchen table. If we were the "birthday girl" or "birthday boy" we knew what was expected of us at the table: write the thank you notes right then and there for all the lovely presents we were given...don't even think about playing with the newly unwrapped Twister game or GI Joe sitting there waiting for us to play! Write first, then play...Those were the rules. "Thank yous" first. "Thank yous" always. Click here to continue reading today's blog or click the tab above, THD Blog.
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.
To educate yourself
for the feeling of gratitude
means to take nothing for granted,
but to always seek out and value the kind
that will stand behind the action.
Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.
Everything originates in a will for the good,
which is directed at you.
Train yourself never to put off
the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
-- Albert Schweitzer
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
-- G.B. Stern
Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Drew Dernavich, New Yorker cartoon
Did you know?
Check out this week's "Well dones", congratulations, bravos, kudos, happy birthdays and thank yous at our "Shout-Outs" page. Click here!
Get ready for 5 minutes of moving your body, feeling the beat and being oh-so-GRATEFUL! Then tell your friends and workmates to "come on over" and watch it again!
Here Are the Books On Our Bedside Table
What are you reading? Check out these wonderful titles. (By the way, some of these "on our bedside table" are actually on our Kindles and Nooks, and other reading devices! What a world we live in, huh? Simply amazing!)
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.
-- Meister Eckhart
The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake.
The five most important words: You did a good job.
The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion?
The three most important words: If you please.
The two most important words: Thank You.
The one most important word: We.
The least important word: I.