Gratitude toward the Creator and His created ones who love us is a good prescription for a fruitful life.
Start every day, during your morning prayers, with thanksgiving for the graces, blessings, and favors you and your family and friends have received from Almighty God.
List the most important ones specifically. And thank God for the thousands of good things that you’ve received from Him that you’re not even aware of.
The power of gratitude is enormous if you habitually practice it every morning and throughout the day.
What about toward other people?
How often do you show your appreciation for your loved ones?
If you’re married, particularly, how often do you show your appreciation to your spouse? Do you say “good morning“ every day? “I love you” every night? “A great meal” after dinner? “A good thought” when one is offered?
I trust you get the idea. Find things to appreciate and praise. And, of course, always make sure your praise is appropriate. Everyone wants sincere and well-deserved praise for the good they do.
An occasional hug and kiss and “thank you” can go a long way in building a great relationship. Just be sincere and generous and do it often!
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