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#182: Thankful For All Of You

Monday, December 28, 2009

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward

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"The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for." Zig Ziglar

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I've been writing lately suggesting that we focus our lives on others -- offering smiles, holding doors, writing thank you notes, expressing to supervisors when an employee has created a pleasurable dining or shopping or other experience.

But, when we are on the receiving end, how do we convey deep-seated appreciation for a compliment?

Somehow, simply saying "thank you" isn't enough.

How do you accept praise? Do you shrug it off as no big deal?

Or do you accept it graciously and sincerely?

Yesterday's blog was voted a most popular one by the readers, many of whom were new to my writings.

It was an honor I didn't know about until mid-afternoon when I logged back on SP. I was surprised and overjoyed that what I expressed hit home with so many of you. Or is it because there are so many college football fans out there?
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To say I am gratified and appreciative does not seem to be enough, but words can only express our feelings to a limited degree.

In the spirit of friendship and the season, emoticon for your vote and especially for reading. Your comments are greatly appreciated and helped make a good day even better. emoticon
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