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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it

William Arthur Ward

Many people and messages inspire and motivate us daily.

When we were younger, we gladly talked about our role models, wanted to be like them, and defended them if someone said something against.

As we grow up, people we look up to change but also our attitude toward them.

Although gratitude can now be expressed more easily and quickly than ever before, this is not always the case.

Thanks primarily to social networks, we can see other people’s actions. Many selflessly and freely share their ideas and advice, move and encourage others to embark on new ventures and start new businesses. And others really start doing new things, become more successful and feel this beautiful wind in their backs. However, they also sometimes miss saying THANK YOU.

Gratitude is a word used very often, but do we practice it enough?

How can those who inspire really know that their message reached their audience if the audience doesn’t say that aloud?

Many people struggle when they have to show their gratitude. Perhaps some of them are embarrassed, shy or assume that people already know that. However, small gestures of gratitude make all the difference.

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded:

  • to express gratitude personally – show to the person that we recognize the value
  • that before we go to sleep we should revisit and remind ourselves of persons and moments we are grateful for
  • that by showing gratitude we make other people happy and feel valued

Stop. Recognize. Say it aloud. And if you forget, don’t worry – there’s always tomorrow.

Jelena Vuletic, ACC..