For me, simply feeling gratitude is a half-measure.
This year, I have had no major health issues. But I slacked off exercising and eating healthy.
My family has been wonderful. And while I showed up for emergencies, I haven’t been attentive in small ways to show them how much I appreciate them.
My husband has been a rock. But I often (confession time) overwork, and he gets the short end of the stick with my attention and energy.
“Unexpressed gratitude communicates ingratitude.” – Andy Stanley
Simply feeling gratitude is not enough for me, so I’m focusing on expressing my gratitude through action. Are you with me?
Let’s not wait for an emergency to show our families how much we care. Call them, connect with them while they’re here and healthy.
Let’s not just write in a gratitude journal that we’re grateful for our health. Go exercise.
Let’s not settle for just feeling appreciation for our spouse. Knock off work early (or simply on time) while you still have energy to be present to focus on them.
Why don’t you post your gratitude in action commitment here? We’ll meet back here next year, and find out how it went!