July 7, 2017

I have to be honest. There have been some weeks this year that I’ve been better at writing my thank you notes than others. This year has been the “Year of Gratitude” at St. Luke’s. We started out the year encouraging everyone to do a few things. First, we encouraged everyone to begin and end your prayers every day with gratitude before prayers petitioning God for things you want. Second, we encouraged everyone to keep a gratitude journal and write down at least three things every day that you’re thankful for that day. Third, we encouraged everyone to write a thank you note every single day.

Sometimes the gratitude comes easily and I feel like I have so many people to thank that I can’t write enough cards. Other times, I struggle trying to find gratitude and make time to write cards. We’re just over halfway through the year. How are you doing writing your cards so far?

If you’ve been doing well and finding those opportunities, leave a comment below with some ideas to get us thinking about who we can be expressing gratitude towards. If you’re like me and you’ve had some good weeks and some off weeks I want to encourage you to pick it back up and make a commitment these last six months to find opportunities to express gratitude. If you missed the first of the year, don’t worry. It’s never too late to start expressing gratitude and there’s no better day than today to write your first note! After all, it’s Casual Friday.