I'm determined to do something different.
Have you ever noticed that you tend to speak up, comment, call in, speak to a manager when something is wrong but not when something is right?
This month I am going to focus on the good that I see around me. I am going to notice the little ways that people show me kindness. I am going to appreciate the checker with a good attitude. I am going to be thankful for good service. I am going to thank God for the people that are around me.
I am not going to be thankful silently.
I am going to be vocal about kindness. I am going to compliment a complete stranger. I am going to fill out customer service forms and report wonderful service. I am going to email places of business about how well they are doing. I am going to call places and ask to speak to a manager just to tell them I appreciate what their employees are doing.
I was inspired to do this gratitude experiment a few days ago. In the last few days, I have thought about it (read that as, gathered a business card with the intention to email, noticed a clerk's name, etc) and realized that this is not something that will be easy to do. I am going to have to be intentionally grateful. I am going to have to do more than just thank God for those around me. I'm going to have to act. And... it is going to take effort.