An Attitude of Gratitude

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Alice Walker

We hear a lot about “gratitude” – often to the point of not recognizing it, seeing it or hearing it in our lives. Introspectively, it is easy to overlook what is good in our life especially when we face challenges – whether that challenge be health related, a relationship, raising kids, financial stress, work overload, etc. Personally, taking 2-5 minutes at the start of a day to write down one thing I’m grateful for and then reflecting on it is a calming way to remember there is more to life than the daily challenges ahead. What is there to be grateful for that you can reflect on? Check out this poem from Julie Boyer:

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude (a short poem)

Ingredients for a grateful day:

Wake up and give thanks,

You’ve been given the gift of another day.

Give thanks for the roof over your head,

Many slept without cover.

Give thanks for the food in your belly,

Many bellies were empty.

Give thanks for the money in your wallet,

Many wallets are bare.

Give thanks for the clothes on your back,

Many have no change of clothes.

Give thanks for the electricity that flows,

Many do not have outlets.

Give thanks for the water to drink,

Many walk for miles for potable water.

Give thanks for the love that surrounds you,

Many are alone and feel unloved.

Give thanks for heart that beats in your chest,

Many hearts stopped beating overnight.

Give thanks for the opportunity to be of service,

Many people are in need of your gifts.

Carefully mix together all of these blessings

And breathe in love, gratitude and joy.

Together these gifts of gratitude,

Will blend into your best day ever.

Outside of ourselves, we can find it hard to both give and accept gratitude. Just a simple 2-second “thank you” or “you’re welcome” for an act of charity will suffice and give both you and the person receiving your words a warm feeling of acceptance that deepens even a short-term relationship.

With that gratitude in mind – “Thank You!” for allowing us to help you buy or sell (or both!) a home at whatever point during our real estate careers over the last nearly 30 years! We haven’t said that enough and would love to catch up with you at our “Free Fall Photos” Client Appreciation event this Saturday, October 15th from 11:00am-4:00pm. We will have a professional photographer available with a colorful fall setting to photograph you, your family, your pets and we’ll give you a free 8×10, too! Event details and sign-ups are at the link below. Or, if sign-ups fill up, just show up and we’ll fit you in. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and…

Thank you!


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