Monday, September 26, 2011


God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

I love a thankful heart. Saying thank you in person, writing thank you notes, sending a thank you by email, or thanking someone over the you take the time? My husband sure does. Ernie has an attitude of gratitude and a day never goes by that he doesn't thank me for something. He does it with words, flowers, chocolate, hugs, kisses, emails, sticky notes and gifts. Recently, as I headed to bed and reached over to turn off my bedside lamp, the Willow Tree figurine pictured above was sitting on my nightstand. I knew immediately who had put it there and I will treasure it always. It wasn't my birthday, or Mother's Day, or our anniversary, or Christmas. He said he just wanted to thank me. I'm going to strive to be more like him. I don't want it to become a lost art.

I think we often feel thankful, but we just don't take the time to express it. That is where we fall short. I read that "gratitude unexpressed is ingratitude". Ouch! Find a way to express your gratitude to someone today. The recipient will surely be blessed!


  1. what a sweet surprise gift from dad. I love that he communicates how thankful he is for you... I'm thankful for BOTH of you!! love you guys!

  2. What a wonderful reminder! Dad is so good at communicating his gratitude, and I love that he surprised you with this little angel. Thank you for all you do for our whole family! Love you!

  3. A lovely post. Love the quotes, too. Thank you, Linda. :)

  4. That's so nice! I remember a work colleague once complaining that her husband didn't say thank you when she'd made him his tea and it really wound her up! :D