Gratitude for Sharing in an Email


Just before the new year, I wrote a post titled, “Welcome the New Year with Joy And Gratitude.” At the end of the short post, I asked the question:

If you want to be a little more reflective, try answering these Self-Reflection Questions” and followed it with 3 questions. I received many emails from people listing items that bring them gratitude. Even though they were unsolicited, it was a joy to read what brings joy, love, and gratitude to some of you! I want to share some of these lists with everyone here; I am hoping that these lists inspire you. If you would like to shar
e some of your ideas, feel free to leave a comment.

  • I am glad to welcome each day whether rain, snow or sun
  • I am thankful to watch my children and grand children grow up
  • I am blessed with a loving wife who puts up with me in my successes and failures
  • I am thankful that I can enjoy being a Christian without being persecuted

Some more thoughts:

  • I am grateful that I am gainfully employed
  • I am truly blessed for being able to work from home all the time, not just for inclement weather
  • I am really grateful that my next door neighbor use his snow blower to clear the 3 foot pile of snow pushed there by the town plow drivers
  • I am grateful to be able to hike with my dogs every day
  • But most of all, I am grateful for meeting you Paul and your All About Gratitude site to remind me just how blessed I am.

And another!

  • I am so grateful to have these daily
    reminders that help to “set” my daily compass. It doesn’t always make it past breakfast, but it is a wonderful way to start the day
  • I’m grateful for health
  • I’m grateful that although family problems constantly test my gratitude, I remember that without my family, I would have nothing of value.
  • I’m grateful that I can finally recognize and try to disengage from negative, energy draining people, although I still need to work on this
  • I’m grateful to my friends, with all my heart

I hope these ideas prompt some new ones for you!

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru

1 Comment

  1. Barbara Ling on January 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm


    I love this post! It reminds people to concentrate on those things in life that we are grateful for rather than dwelling on the things we wish were different!

    I would be here all day long listing all the things that I am grateful for each day. However, I will list a few so that I can join in on the conversation! 🙂

    I am extremely grateful for the wonderful, healthy family that God has blessed me with (3 beautiful children and the most amazing man in the world)!

    I am grateful for my wonderful mother and father who spent a lot of time molding me into the great person that I am today, as well as for my two brothers and one sister who have also played a huge role in who I am today!

    I am grateful for all of the people that have come into my life because each and everyone of them has meant something to me at some point
    and always will be remembered for that.

    I am grateful that my children do so well in school and that I have the opportunity to work from home so that I can spend quality time with them each day and make it to all of their special activities, events, and sports games.

    I am grateful that I had the opportunity to share with others the things that I am most grateful for in life. Thanks, Paul.


    Barbara Ling

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