On Saturday mornings, I wake up and write this blog. I share whatever’s on my heart, usually a lesson I learned in the prior week that I want to share with you, then I hit publish and start my day.
A few hours later, I’ll come back to my laptop and will see a few email replies to my post. At close to 700 readers, the replies are growing every week. And I can’t wait to read what you’ve written.
Sometimes the replies are very long and heartfelt. Often they’re just a few words. I read them all.
And I sit here in amazement. You don’t even know me. Not really. Still, you read my words and care enough to reply whenever they connect with you to show your gratitude for what was written.
As a writer, that means the world to me.
But this week, I have a favor to ask of you: instead of hitting reply, hit forward — and tell someone you care about how grateful you are for them. It can be long and heartfelt. Or just a few words.
Because gratitude is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. And because gratitude has a really bad memory; it forgets our past hurt and helps us focus on the present instead.
Gratitude changes everything and can make someone’s day, no matter how dark, brighter. And maybe best of all, gratitude will change you. Because a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.