A thought for Friday afternoon

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Marte Cliff Copywriting

The following was in my email a few days ago, and I've been thinking about it ever since.

Gratitude Reminder

Gratitude eliminates fear, worry, grief, and depression, and brings happiness, kindness,
compassion, understanding, and peace of mind.

If gratitude was a mandatory subject in schools we would see a generation of children advance
our civilization and bring peace to the world.

—Rhonda Byrne

gratitude brings sunshineI started daydreaming about a world where school teachers started each morning with their classes by having them write in an ongoing journal entitled "Gratitude."

The assignment each morning would be to state two things for which they are grateful, and explain why. Then maybe follow it with writing the answer to "What's the best thing that happened yesterday?"

The children who are too young to write yet could just tell the class - or perhaps draw a picture of something they're grateful for.

I know - daydreams. But what if parents started doing that with their children? What if instead of grumbling and complaining we shared positive thoughts with our kids every day. What if dinner table discussions (assuming that some people still do have those) were about what went right today?

As for those of us whose kids have grown up and flown the coop - what if we made it a point to tell them good things every time we talked with them?

And what if we just looked for good things to discuss with each other?

I don't know if it would lead to world peace, but I'd be willing to bet that it would lead to happier, healthier families and more pleasant work places. I'd also bet that it would lead to more productivitiy and creativity.

What do you think?

 

Imagine courtesy of Stuart Miles @freedigitalphotos.net

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Nina Hollander Yes it does - and it brings us more reasons to have gratitude.

Barbara Todaro I enjoyed The Secret, and also enjoy The Magic and The Power. The Secret emails arrive every few days and often include stories of how people have changed their lives for the better, simply by being grateful and staying positive.

Oct 26, 2019 10:08 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel It's a shame, but there are people who simply can't understand how anyone can be happy. And - they don't approve!

Michael Jacobs Do you think that if enough people read that message and daydreamed about it coming true - schools would begin teaching gratitude? I guess it's worth a try!

Oct 26, 2019 10:11 AM #12
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Some days are trying, but if we look for it there's something wonderful about each one.

Oct 26, 2019 10:12 AM #13
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                                                    Thank you, Marte!

Oct 26, 2019 07:25 PM #14
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Mimi Foster
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I can't even being to tell you how much I love this idea. I have my 11 and 13 year old grandsons every other weekend and they know that I'm going to ask them who have they been kind to since the last time I saw them. This is such a great idea.

Oct 26, 2019 07:45 PM #15
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Marte. I like this and the positive attitude it conveys. Well done.

Oct 27, 2019 07:40 AM #16
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Carol Williams
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Hi Marte,
Focusing on gratitude may not lead to total world peace but it would certainly change the world in amazing ways.  How could it not? 

Oct 27, 2019 08:51 AM #17
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Thank you Kathy Streib!

Mimi Foster I love what you're already doing with your grandsons. My guess is that they now look for opportunities to be kind, so they have good things to report back to you.

Oct 27, 2019 09:38 AM #18
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Thank you Sheila Anderson. A positive attitude simply feels better than the alternative.

Carol Williams Exactly. How could it not? I think we need it more than ever right now, when there are so many problems to vie for our attention.

Oct 27, 2019 09:41 AM #19
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Wonderful idea for high schoolers of all ages!  And something we as adults should keep in mind!  A great way to remind ourselves how lucky we are and perhaps think of others who are not quite so blessed.

Oct 27, 2019 01:02 PM #20
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Positivity is the only way to go.

Oct 27, 2019 01:59 PM #21
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John Henry We should all consider how lucky we are. Unfortunately, too often we don't take time to give it the thought it deserves.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - and it's sure a lot more satisfying and fun than the alternative.

Oct 27, 2019 02:25 PM #22
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Hi Marte:

I love that quote AND your daydream. We are surrounded withnegativity, especially the news and perhaps too easily forget all that we should be grateful for.

Jeff

Oct 28, 2019 11:05 AM #23
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Yes, Jeff Dowler, CRS, the negativity is all around us. I tend to stay away from the TV, and I've been deleting the bulk of my email. If I can't do anything about it, I don't want to hear it. 

The best we can do is count our own blessings, and try to be a good example for our families and friends.

Oct 28, 2019 11:32 AM #24
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Marte Cliff - I think that you are on to something important.  After all our attitude determines our altitude. 

Nov 02, 2019 04:35 AM #25
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Grant Schneider Thanks. Wouldn't it be nice if we grew up saying thanks instead of whining about what we want and don't have?

Nov 02, 2019 08:48 AM #26
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I love the idea of children getting in the habit of being grateful both at school and home.  Sharing good things that happened over the dinner table would also ensure parents know what's going on in the lives of their children. Great thought

Nov 04, 2019 06:09 AM #27
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Kat Palmiotti If we started kids early, it could become a positive lifetime habit.

Nov 04, 2019 09:33 AM #28
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Sharon Tara
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I'd be willing to bet that it would lead to happier, healthier families and more pleasant work places. 

Yes I would agree with you!

Dec 03, 2019 03:21 PM #37
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Sharon Tara I believe that gratitude and love are the most positive emotions we can feel. It would be pretty hard to act mean and nasty with those emotions running through!

Dec 03, 2019 03:51 PM #38
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