Expressing gratitude is a way of saying thank you for things. These things can be a gift, an opportunity or merely having a special relationship with someone. But it is the WAY that gratitude is expressed that is most important because it must be meaning fun and come from the heart.
I personally have met plenty of people who say they are grateful for things they have. One woman I work with periodically owns a luxury car. She HAS to have a vehicle that is a little bit better ( in her mind) than what most people have. Yet one day , she and I were having a conversation about car maintenance , and I happen to mention how frequently I wash my car. She put her head down and admitted it had been quite some time since she had washed her car.
I share this story with you not to suggest that owning a luxury car is a bad thing, but really to demonstrate that it is not about what you have , it is all about what is means to you. Take a look around you right now in your home and view all of the things that you have. How many of them do you really need, use on a regular basis or remember the day you purchased them. How do you treat the things you have ?
If you are not honoring your possessions by treating them well, then you are not truly grateful for them. That is how gratitude is really measured, not by how much you have but how you are treating what you have!
This week my challenge for everyone reading this post is to write down what they are grateful for and how they honor their gratitude!!
God Bless and have a great week