Welcome to Week 18 of the 52 weeks to a better you journey.
Well, we are 1/3 of the way through this journey. In some ways, it seems like just yesterday that we started this journey together.
Are you seeing any results yet? Do you feel like your improving?
There are definitely some baby steps that I have more difficulty with, but I am encouraged by the improvements that I have seen in myself for those baby steps that I have been able to keep up with. Even if you manage to keep up with one baby step, you have made baby steps turn into huge steps.
And don’t forget that this is about the journey and our efforts to better ourselves.
Say “Thank You” every day.
That is the simple statement of this baby step. The lengthy statement is this: Say “Thank You” every day for something ordinary.
Why is this a baby step? Because we have a tendency to say thank you for those things that are out of the ordinary.
When we say thank you.
Sometimes we forget to say it for the extraordinary as well.
Now, I don’t say that to put anyone down. I’m preaching to the choir here. I have always taught my children to say thank you, but I cannot say that I have always followed that advice.
Hence the need for a baby step.
I sometimes forget that the ordinary is something to be thankful for. There is always someone who has things worse than I do. What I consider ordinary may very well be someone else’s extraordinary.
I believe that gratefulness is something that I can cultivate in myself. Saying thank you for ordinary things is a way of cultivating that gratefulness, don’t you agree?
Do you say “Thank You” for the ordinary?
Baby step for this week: Say “Thank You” every day for something ordinary.
Say “Thank You” out loud so you can hear it.
Say “Thank You” out loud to someone who needs to hear it.
If you already say “thank you” every day for the ordinary, give yourself a high five, keep doing it and come back next week for another baby step. If you say “thank you” for the extraordinary, but don’t give too much thought to ordinary, begin to cultivate that atmosphere of gratefulness.
What about you?
What ordinary things are you thankful for?
When was the last time you said “thank you” out loud?
Share your journey with us!