By Dennis Sullivan

Counting blessings is good. Gratitude for the blessings kicks it up into the stratosphere. Gratitude is connecting with the Infinite source of all goodness.

See a beautiful tree? Be grateful. Say thank you. A bright sunshiny day? Say thank you. A rainy day? Say thank you. A new insight? Say thank you. Your paycheck? Say thank you. Be grateful for the great and small throughout your day.

For no specific reason at all, say, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, silently to yourself. It washes happy feelings all over you. Check it out for yourself.  Synch it up with your breathing. Breathe in, “Thank.” Breathe out, “you.” Thank you. Magic words.

Do you give yourself approval upon awakening in the morning, and upon your head hitting the pillow at night? Life changing, practical advice.  And say, silently, to yourself, thank you, thank you, thank you. Great way to start and end your day.

Feeling a little off? Not sure what to do about it? You’ve tried everything that’s been said above? You’ve asked yourself if you could let go of wanting whatever the feeling is? Still feeling a little off? Try this. Take out a piece of paper. Start at the top. Write Thank you. Write Thank you all the way across the page. Keep going all the way across and down the page until the entire sheet is full of Thank you’s.  You can guess what happens by the time you get to the bottom of the page.

What about saying Thank you to people nose to nose? It’s not possible to say Thank you too much, is it?  It’s a mini gift you give to someone and doesn’t cost a dime.

Do you write Thank you notes?  Real, handwritten, Thank you notes?  Congratulations to you if you said, “Yes.”  It’s a forgotten art.  Technology has changed our world in so many ways. Many good ways. Many, maybe not so good ways. Emailing is so easy and so quick. We dash off a Thank you email in 10 seconds. That’s if we’re slow at it. Nothing wrong with that. It’s better than not saying, Thank you.

Handwritten notes, kick up your Thank you to a higher level. A more meaningful level. A more personal level. It makes the gift of “Thank you” even more valuable when someone receives it with stamp on the envelope, doesn’t it? Some people go to the post office and buy special stamps. Some people use special paper or cards. A few words of gratitude, appreciation, and Thank you. The recipient feels special, and feels gratitude for your gratitude.

Gratitude opens one up for more gifts to be grateful for. Gratitude is giving. Gratitude is the same energy as Love.  You get what you give. It boomerangs back to you.

Maintain a constant attitude of gratitude.

Thank you for considering these practical suggestions that move you in the direction of more and more happiness.

Other practical actions, not mentioned here, probably came to you as you read, such as being a love broadcaster. I love you. I am you.

Thank you to the Release Technique, Lester and Larry, for bringing these gifts to us.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.