“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar
Imagine living your life expressing gratitude, out loud, every moment of the day. You wake up and the first words you utter are thank you. You’re saying it for waking up. “Thanks for me waking up today. “
Then, if you’re sleeping with a wife or husband, you say thank you. Thanks for someone loving me enough to say yes, and stay by my side, through thick and thin.
Then you roll out of bed onto your knees and say thank you. “Thanks for these knees, they’re really great.” And as the day goes on you keep saying thank you. For your feet, your hair, the toilet, shower, soap, food in the fridge, the air you’re breathing, your home, your car, your family, the trees, a flower, the sky, a job, a few bucks in the bank, the ability to smile, a song, etc.
Imagine that every single thing you see, hear, feel, taste, touch or think of that you like, you say out loud “Thank You!” I’ll bet it would be hard to go through a day without saying thank you at least 1,000 times.
With so much to be great-full for, and so little in comparison to complain about, it’s suprising we ever get upset at all. These gratitude lists provide me with the reminder that what Zig says is so true, the more I focus on gratitude, and appreciate how truly wonderful everything is, the more ILML!