This Article is About
gratitude
sending a card
noticeable changes
thought patterns
daunting task
reciprocity
family friends
co workers
service providers
The Power Of Gratitude - Gratitude Power In Action
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The Power Of Gratitude  -  Gratitude Power In Action

In this article, we will be looking at the power gratitude has on our lives. We will look at simple ways to start using the power of gratitude to help make remarkable and noticeable changes to your own life.

We all like to feel appreciated. How do you feel when someone tells you that you did a great job? How about when someone gives you a sincere card or letter saying just how much you mean to them? Words of thanks towards others is a very powerful way of setting into motion positive things coming back to you.

We live in a universe of reciprocity. What we give out comes back to us. This is why we must learn to give out gratitude towards others. Words of kindness towards everyone we know and meet. This does not have to be "tacky" or too over the top. Obviously you don't want to come off like a nut case and say things that are over the top to people when just a simple thanks is all that is required. You are the one that is the best judge of what to say. Just be sincere. It might be just one word ... thanks!

I have been trying to make gratitude and words of kindness towards others a daily occurrence, however this is not always easy as we tend to easily slip back into our conditioned negative thought patterns. Keeping daily gratitude at the front of our minds is not an easy task. When I found the 30 day gratitude challenge, I was very keen to participate. It has been life changing for so many people who have taken the challenge.

The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge is simple. It involves sending a simple card to one person every day for 30 days. This sounded like a daunting task at first. I didn't know if I knew 30 people to say thank you to until I sat down and thought about it. It turned out I had not only 30 people to be thankful for but hundreds! Family, friends, co-workers, service providers and even cards of thanks to people I have never met. Think about it, you might have never met they person that empties your trash can, but imagine sending a card of thanks to the company simply saying that whoever the person is that services your area is doing a great job! That simple act could make that persons day. Who knows? It might even be that one act of kindness towards another at the right time to save a life. Never underestimate the power of gratitude.

Our acts of kindness have a flow-on effect to others and back to ourselves.

The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge has (as of the time of writing this article) been the cause of over 3 million cards sent out worldwide.


Street Talk

So true, Nik, its the little things in life, like a thankyou, or praise for a job well done, offering a helping hand that makes all the difference. I enjoyed reading your article

Reply
  about 6 years ago
You May Also Like
Gratitude Is Its Own Reward
Imagine practicing gratitude and being rewarded…just by the good feeling we get by doing them. We all know to say thank you. Some of us even know we should mean it! As we get older we learn to look for things to be thankful for. We have more, share more…
By: Jane Eyre in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Mar 09, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Gratitude Changes Lives
I would like to share how gratitude has changed my life and how easy it is to enjoy this simple treasure. A few years ago I was working in a job that stressed me out; I wasn’t communicating effectively with my family; was feeling like I had no friends; indulged…
By: C4rmen in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 17, 2012  
8
  Likes: 3

The Power Of Gratitude
Gratitude as a resource Gratitude is an oft overlooked resource that has been used by the wisest most successful people in history to make change for themselves and the world as a whole. From Jesus, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few, giving thanks and…
By: Pete3 in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jul 08, 2013  
3
  Likes: 1

The Way to Prosperity, Abundance And Wealth is Gratitude
The Way To Prosperity Abundance and Wealth is Gratitude. An expression of gratitude is a most powerful means of communicating acceptance in our daily lives. It confirms a state of mind that is in harmony with all things without any form of resistance. It is an evidence of our understanding…
By: Tolu Babalola in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   May 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

You Can Get What You Want!
I imagine I’m not the only one that remembers the excitement experienced when first discovering the book and DVD The Secret. I remember feeling something familiar and with anticipation, knowing that my life could change and head in a better direction. Yes, it is indeed possible for me to manifest…
By: catalyst in  Self Improvement  >  Achievement   Apr 18, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Get My Ex Back, How Can I Get My Ex Back
If you are asking yourself “Can I get my Ex back” then chances are that the split wasn’t as life ending as you first thought. Now you have to hope your partner feels the same as you do. You probably both said or did some hurtful things to one another…that’s…
By: Stbrac1 in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Feb 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Getting to the Root of Your Breakup - Ideas for a Solution
Getting to the root of any kind of problem usually winds up being a tall order to fill doesn't it? When it comes to a breakup it can sometimes be that one thing you didn't expect, and that can be a little unsettling. You don't know if the problem is…
By: J.K. Cook in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Feb 17, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Weight Loss May Be A Warning Sign Of Early Alzheimers Disease: Research Establishes Interesting Pattern
For many years, researchers, scientists and fitness experts have warned that being overweight is dangerous for a number of different health related conditions. Research has linked an increased risk in Alzheimer's disease with being overweight or obese, particularly in a certain age range. New research is showing that the pattern…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Nov 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

31 Laws OF Magnetic Action
LAWS of MAGNETIC ACTION LAWS of MAGNETIC ACTION in Relation of Power to "Tone". The adequacy of attraction in real life relies on agreement of "tone" between its holder and whatever other individual, and in securing such "tone" congruity, on any attractive level, in a specific psychic state, at any…
By: Hussein Taleb in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Jan 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Different Hair Wedding Accessories In NYC To Choose From For Your Wedding
The wedding day is definitely the most exciting day for the bride and she wants to ensure its perfection up to the smallest detail. The final stitches of her dress, choosing the right hairstyle, tiara, headband, or combs – the goal is to be dainty at the most important event…
By: kyrie curry in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Aug 21, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Find High Quality Bead Supplies for Your Creative Mind
Creativity knows no end. It goes beyond the ordinary and if you are gifted with creativity, you can achieve difficult and unique milestones. It can be anything that you prove your innovation in: arts and style is one of the greatest fields where only creative minds can work. Among the…
By: worldfashion in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Sep 22, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Bulk Beads Make Work Easier For You
Earring hooks are known to be the practical type where you can attach little gems in the tiny circle below the hook. People love them for the fact that they are difficult to slip off and do not stab your ear from the back when you lie down. They also…
By: worldfashion in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Sep 18, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Types Of Glass Beads
Glass is a very special material when it comes to making beads. There are different materials for making beads, but due to some special features in the characteristics of glass, glass beads looks very attractive and sometimes may look like crystals if shaped well. These beads come with different variety…
By: worldfashion in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Sep 13, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Where to Get Beads for Sale
The existence of beads has grown from centuries and kept developing and today, we can’t talk about fashion completely without talking about the impact beads have made to the industry. There are wide variety of beads which ranges from glass, charms, gemstones and many more. The prices ranges either from…
By: worldfashion in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Sep 15, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Jewelry Findings With Designs
A common term you pick up when you initially start creating jewelry all on your own is actually "jewelry findings". That simple content will certainly explain what the actual differences are nevertheless the easiest method to get them. Many of us will also discover if it's worthy of your time…
By: worldfashion in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Sep 03, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1346    Report this Article