We all have the opportunity to be thankful and grateful for all the good things in our lives every day. The events that seem like an annoyance, or a setback, or an inconvenience, or even life-threatening, can be just what we need to get us back on track and be grateful. We can choose to believe that there is good in all that happens to us or we can choose to be a victim of life’s circumstances… Which do you choose?

Take time today, and every day, to be grateful for at least one thing in your life. Perhaps when you start doing that, more than one thing you are grateful for will show up for you. Just a Thought!!!

We had fun making this Podcast come to life and for that we are grateful! We were reminded to be thankful for our circumstances and also to let family and friends know that we are grateful and thankful for them.

With Gratefulness,

Clay & Susan

We all have people and things in our lives that we can be appreciative of. But when was the last time you took a minute to express your appreciation spontaneously and personally to another? It's easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of our daily routines and forget to acknowledge those who contribute to our lives - our spouse, our loved ones, the kids, a co-worker or friend, the clerk at the grocery store. But don't wait til later or assume they know you're grateful even though you may not have expressed it. Instead, give your thanks while in the moment. It's a great way to help make someone else's day, and doesn't cost you anything!

The added benefit is that the more you openly express your appreciation, the more happiness that will come back to you, too! And keep in mind, the exact opposite can be true too! When we fail to show our appreciation for even the "smallest" things, we risk making others feel that their contributions and actions are being taken for granted, and eventually those around us will stop doing things for us!

Take some time to acknowledge someone today. You'll put a smile on their face, and chances are you'll have a smile on yours while doing it (and afterwards). A win-win for everyone!

We had a lot of fun recording this podcast episode. Take a listen, think about some ways you can acknowledge and show your appreciation to someone who has helped you recently, and please share some of your experiences with us at clay@claynelsonlifebalance.com!


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