There’s just something special about hearing these words.
But do you know what feels better? Saying them.
This summer, we are trying to be intentionally grateful as a family. I think our culture needs a big dose of it and one of the ways we are hoping to spread thankfulness is with gratitude rocks. They rock!
We are painting inspiring words and fun pictures on simple rocks (kids love this part) and we are keeping a few on hand to leave in restaurants and restrooms, airports and aquariums–any place we visit where someone serves us. We hope this small act of gratitude will brighten someone’s day.
We need to teach our kids to stop and see the simple, purposeful “I see you” moments in our day. And when we grab them up and recognize that we have been served, we want to say thank you. It’s so easy to be casual about gratitude. We hope our little rocks will make us stop a little longer and look for people in our lives to say thank you to.
We can say thank you to car washers and camp counselors and Sunday School teachers and servers. We can show our gratitude to pastors and package deliverers, to firemen and friends.
We can spread gratitude.