It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, December 22, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 22, Book 17

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

Ruth Ann Schabacker

December 22nd

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.

Johannes Gärtner

The most heartfelt gifts are the one that truly take us by surprise.  Thoughtful gifting doesn’t have to mean spending extra money or concocting an elaborate date.  It’s actually the seemingly simple action of being in sync with the people you love that provides the most heartwarming gifts and gestures.

today’s gift suggestion:  Gratitude

Write someone a letter of gratitude, then tuck it inside a book about gratitude.

 Give someone a gratitude journal so they can start their own gratitude practice.

Gratitude is a feeling that arises uncoerced in the heart. It cannot be willed into existence directly if it is not there. Gratitude is a feeling not an act of will power. And it is a good feeling. When it rises in our hearts, we like it. It is part of happiness, not misery. Gratitude is a form of delight.

Give your gratitude away. Share it. Wrap it in the form of kindness and compassion for others and act accordingly. If you’re grateful for something, state it — or, at the least, show it! Think about the times you have been on the receiving end of a thank you. or the recipient of a selfless gift of love, kindness, or respect. 

A little appreciation goes a long way, that’s why it is a gift that keeps on giving.  Gratitude it the glue that binds people together.  To give it is to receive it because to receive you must first give it.  This is a beautiful circle.

Tis’ the season for giving and gratitude, so take the time to say thanks.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. 

William Arthur Ward

Untie the ribbons...


betty said...

That is a great idea about the letter of gratitude and then including it with either a gratitude journal or a book on gratitude. Gratitude is something you are really good at, Ma :)


Chatty Crone said...

Thank you for all your positiveness last year.

My son and his family are coming in tomorrow for four days - so I probably won't be here in blogland much I really want to spend time with the family, but.....

We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ And a Happy New Year!!!

Love, sandie♥

jack69 said...

I have to parrot Betty on the letter of Gratitude, super idea.
Merry Christmas I hope it is the best yet..
Love sent from Florida!


gratitude is the most precious gift. "A little appreciation goes a long way, that’s why it is a gift that keeps on giving."