Having an attitude of gratitude fuels our hearts

Isn’t gratitude often the key to a more meaningful life? Expressing gratitude expands our hearts and lets us feel better. But because we are so busy with our thoughts and what we want to accomplish, saying a thank you or expressing gratitude in a similar way can be forgotten.

“What we appreciate appreciates.” We learn an appreciation for the service of others in our youngest years. But what is more important than expressing gratitude and not just thinking about it? Thinking and praying gratitude is a very healing practice, expressing makes it even more tangible for others and ourselves. It is a blessing for others and fuels our relationship with them.

As A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, so aptly wrote “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” The littlest of gestures can fill your heart with gratitude and joy. 

So choose to be kind, not right, and make others feel important!