A Little of This; A Little of That
Still Learning the Lessons of Life
byon 01-26-2010 at 08:30 AM (1280 Views)
Wow! What an amazing revvellation!
I'd posted a free ebook here on RFT on a thread called "Prosperity Now" and, I saw that over 30 people had looked at it and not one thank you! Usually when someone gives us something, we've learned to say thank you (unless we don't feel we deserve it or, it's not something we're thank-filled for). I mean that's basic in growing up ~ Receive a gift ~ "thank you", no?
So, someone basically chastised me because I mentioned it so, I did my thing and explained my reasoning, blah, blah, blah and, as I was doing my morning appreciations here I realized, as much as I appreciate the ebook, as much as I've shared it with others, I did NOT thank the person who gave it to me!!!
So, I went to the original site ~ Attract Money Now ~ where I thought I could leave feedback. Hmph! No contact info, nothing. So, I thought, where can I contact Joe and thank him? I thought MAYBEEE he's a "friend" on Facebook! Yup! He is! So, found him and thanked him publicly! I'm also going to spread the word about this book which I find extremely useful AND going to do a review of it on my personal blog.
So, what's the point here? How often do we thank people in our heads? I do. I do it often. Yet, what good is that doing anybody? Certainly not doing the person being appreciated any good nor the appreciator, really!
As I'm writing this, I'm thinking about my playbook and one of the quotes I have in it. While looking for it, I came across this one ~ "Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality." Alfred Painter
Another: "You were given a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~ William A. Ward
Another: "If you don't appreciate what you have, you wont get anymore... because the universe thinks it's not important to you, and therefore you don't need anymore." ~ T. Harv Ecker
The one I was looking for ~
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward
As I'm writing this, I'm overwhelmed with all the things I'm grateful for and never express. I could spend the whole day saying "thank you" to all I have, those I know... wow! Well, living in overwhelm is surely better than living in "whelm"! :)
Thank YOU for reading and any comments.