Saturday Sips: Gratitude, the ultimate life sweetener


gratitude the ultimate life sweetener

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and some of you may be feeling let down, left out, or just weary of the endless parade of advertisements.

Therefore, I decree it’s the perfect time for big, sweet, dollops of gratitude for our Saturday Sip of insight.


1.  First up is my latest post at Happy Wives Club: One Simple Idea That Makes Every Marriage Better.

You can change your focus in your marriage from dismay to delight by taking one small step each day.

I’m talking less than five minutes small.

Go give it a read, and take action. I think you’ll like the results.


2.  Are you married to a man who doesn’t give gifts? Have you ever wished you could just fix him?

Cherie Gregory shares terrific advice and a great book recommendation in How to Fix a Non-Gift Giving Husband.


3.  For those of you who have fallen into the comparison trap again, wondering why your husband can’t be awesome like those other guys, here is a great post from Sheila Wray Gregoire.

She shares a fresh perspective on avoiding relationship envy with Avoiding the Grass is Greener Syndrome in Your Marriage


4.  Last but not least is A Grateful Heart, appearing at Daily Good from the author of 365 Thank-You’s. John Kralik shares how he was 52 years old, divorced, despondent, and on the brink of losing his law practice when he hit upon an idea to write a thank you note every day for a year.

He reminisces:

Strangely, the idea for this year-long act of gratitude had come to me on a day when I was desperately looking for something, anything, for which to be thankful, New Year’s day of 2008.

I think he hits upon the essence of what gratitude can do for all of us. Whether we are giving or receiving, it transforms and blesses us. This is especially true when being grateful is the farthest thing from our mind.


Be sure to follow those links to so your cup overflows with gratitude!


To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.  ~Johannes A. Gaertner


Question: When is it the hardest for you to express your gratitude?

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  1. LOVE the idea of writing a thank you note every day for a year. Love love love. What a grateful heart that makes for. What a wonderful gift to OURSELVES.
    Ilene recently posted…Mixed VibesMy Profile

  2. Hi Kim – Hope you are doing well. I have started hosting a link party, the Lets Get Real Hop, with 3 other bloggers. Do you ever link up with that party? We would love to have you. Your posts would be a great addition. Gaye
    Gaye recently posted…Welcome to the Let’s Get Real Party!My Profile

  3. Hi Gaye! It’s always good to see you. I will be checking out your party for sure! We have been in the thick of moving our lives from our temporary apartment in TN to the home we just bought. I forgot how consuming that is-whew! Thanks for the invite.

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