This week I led a presentation for a local Chamber of Commerce. The subject matter was showing sincere appreciation for people. It included a time of recognizing the strengths and contributions of others and showing appreciation by doing a little more than just saying thanks.
The next day I met my grand-daughter after school. Her little brother had walked up with me and so we walked back to their home; she did her homework; and then she and I went to see gram’s (that’s what they call my wife, their grandmother) new office. After touring the office we all went out to eat; played games while waiting for our order; ate pizza; and then time to head home.
Back in the truck, on the way back to the house, my grand-daughter found a blank piece of paper and announced she was going to do an acrostic poem. She worked hard, folded the paper and put it in my pocket. Later I took the paper out of my pocket and read it (in her words and spelling)…
On top of the world
To: Pop From: Hannah W.
In many of the Apostle Paul’s writings he mentions being thankful for people. I learn so much from my grandchildren. I had taught a class on showing appreciation and then I received one of the nicest gestures I have ever received. Something I’ll treasure forever.
Never underestimate the power of generous gratitude. I am now thanking God for everyone who takes time from their busy schedules to read my thoughts. Thank you so very much and God’s blessings on you.