Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 328 – Gratitude = Happiness

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears”

— Tony Robbins

I smiled when I received this from my friend John today. He runs the website, a nice site dedicated to the art of giving feedback.

From The Myth of the Garage by the Heath brothers

Expressing gratitude can make you happier. I believe it. I also believe it is one of the key lessons from this ‘give time’ project. With that experience as my guide, let me be so bold as to say how to make ‘expressing gratitude’ even better.

Expressing gratitude is important but it is more valuable to feel gratitude. Feeling gratitude comes from inside and cannot be faked.

Girl in Mekong DeltaFurther, feeling gratitude toward another person is better still. It’s better than appreciating things, because things can’t appreciate you.

Another important point is that if you don’t always feel gratitude, then by all means express it first. It’s human nature to believe the things we say and the more we say something, the more we believe and feel it.

Gratitude is a powerful way to be happy and make others happy.

So happy you might just smile.

(Thank you John for sending this my way.)

Gave time doing all the things my wife normally does. She’s back in the midwest celebrating her mother’s 80th birthday. In her absence, I appreciate even more all the things she does for us.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 328 – Gratitude = Happiness

  1. Natalie says:

    This quote showed up on my facebook this morning…‎”Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic” – John Henry Jowett

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