Every Day Should Be Gratiday!

Yes, of course I made the word up! But it occurred to me over the past week that we really need to be grateful for what we have more than one day a year (Thanksgiving in the U.S.). And I’m sure each reader’s culture has at least one holiday that focuses on gratitude, so I hope you can see where I’m going with this.

The thought popped into my head as I read Curt Mercadante‘s recent post on the topic.

Why just one day a year? Even if there are a few more … why so few? What happens to the others? Are they all useless, worthless, not worthy of consideration in our lives?

Do we just endure them until someone or something shakes us awake with constant reminders to be grateful for what we have … and to not focus so much on what we might not have?

So, I’m proposing that at least one day a week be a day of reflection, of thinking back to the preceding week and realizing all that we have to be grateful for.

See it.

Feel it.

Embrace it.

This past week I was doubly grateful for my plumber working overtime to help me get my new gas stove (finally have one!) installed, and also taking the time to put in a new under-the-cabinets toe-kicker heater. OK, it’s an electric heater, but it makes a huge difference in the front area of my tiny 525 s.f. cottage.

And finally, my new gas wall heater has arrived and been installed. Now I’ve largely switched from the incredibly expensive electric heat the cottage came with to natural gas heat.

Ahhhhhhhhh. Warmth without high costs.

There’s no lack of what I can be grateful for — how about you? What’s going on in your life that you’re grateful for?

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Susan Rooks
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With nearly 30 years’ experience as an international workshop leader, Susan Rooks is uniquely positioned to help people master the communication skills they need to succeed. In 1995, Susan formed Grammar Goddess Communication, creating and leading workshops in three main areas – American grammar, business writing, and interpersonal skills – to help business pros enhance their communication skills. She also leads one-hour LinkedIn workshops (Master the LinkedIn Profile Basics) via Zoom to help business pros anywhere maximize their LinkedIn experience, offering it to Chambers of Commerce and other civic organizations free of charge. As an editor, Susan has worked on business blogs, award-winning children’s books, best-selling business books, website content, and even corporate annual reports (with clients from half a dozen countries), ensuring that all material is professionally presented. In April 2022, Susan became the Managing Editor of the Florida Specifier, a bi-monthly trade publication covering Florida’s diverse environmental industry. And although the focus is on Florida’s issues, many of these same challenges are found elsewhere around the world, so the readership isn’t limited to just Floridians or those interested in that state. But in all these endeavors, Susan’s only goal is to help everyone look and sound as smart as they are.