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What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it- would you be likely to give another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. Ralph Marston

This was one of the quotes in my grat journal that my book opened to. It made me think... do I truly appreciate what I already have?
Well I believe I do but I also believe that sometimes I forget to show that appreciation. I also think this quote also means that by showing your gratitude you will attract more blessings.
Have you received a gift and neglected to say thank you?



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • WOW! I had that revelation the other day I mentioned something simular in my blog “Thankful for Another day!” I have never forgotten to thank anyone for any thing they may have ever done for me or given me. I feel that is so un- appreciative as well as selfish NOT to say thank you to any one for anything they do for you.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Vikki, I am so glad you brought this up. I really do appreciate every thing that I have. It’s not much, but it all makes me happy.
      Some days when things aren’t going well, I tend to forget all the little things that rock my world every day.
      When you keep a gratitude journal everyday, it really makes you think about little things that you never even knew you appreciate in this life.
      Gratitude is Attitude, have a greatful attitude and I believe you are already truly blessed.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Gratitude is Attitude! That is awesome and I’m gonna use it often.

      Thx!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • This is a good point, Vikki. I hope I am good about being thankful when I receive a gift. Even if the gift is a warm smile, good service, a needed compliment. Doesn’t have to be something tangible. I’m going to be more aware of the number of times in a day I say, “thank you”

      Like now
      Thank you Vikki for bringing up this topic



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Thank you Vikki, I am so greatful that you and I are friends.

      Cynthia, I hope and believe that I am thankful in all my daily encounters. I still think it’s a good idea to make sure. Thank you for making such wonderful chocolates and being my friend here.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Thank you all!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Lisa, what a wonderful thing to say. You know, one thing I’ve never forgotten and haven’t told you was how much it meant to me that you tried the recipe on one of my blogs. That made me feel really good to hear your comments on that.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Oh Cynthia, the oranges dipped in chocolate was quite a nice little surprise for me. I loved it and would have never thought to mix the two.
      I also use your hot chocolate recipe about 3 times a week. My son is hooked now, he just loves it.
      I appreciate that you share your recipes with us. It gives an opportunity to try things outside of the norm with chocolate.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • You‘re making me hungry and tempting me to fall off my weight watchers wagon......



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I believe being grateful keeps us in a spirit of kindness and compassion toward others. I don’t understand that dynamic, but it seems to keep my heart soft.



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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • What I tend to forget is to thank God for allowing me to enjoy this life another day.  It should be the first thing I say when I wake up...“thank you for allowing me to wake up” and at the end of the day “thank you for this day“.  

      I am very grateful that I have a roof over my head...plenty of food in my pantry and frig....a job that I love.....and the wonderful family and friends ...close and afar (re:  FAB40)..and my health.  Gosh I am so blessed......



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • So I had chicken which I am grateful for AND I resisted the chocolate urges.
      I know thee are small things but it’s the small things that make up the day.



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      Psalmist wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I have often forgotten to say thank you, but as the old saying goes, “charge it to my head and not my heart.”  I’m one of those people that is thinking 5 steps ahead of what is being said, and often miss the immediate opportunity to say thank you.  I try to remember at each opportunity, but alas, sometimes, I have to go back and apologize for my oversight.



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