Make as little noise as possible and listen.
Try to spend the day as quietly as possible. Speak only when necessary and make as few sounds as possible. Make the day about listening to others, the sound of the wind, the song of the birds, the passing of cars, the crunch of leaves under your feet.
Write in your journal what you hear and what sounds resonate the most with you. Pay attention to how you feel as a listener and how life is different when you don't speak up.
Make a thank-you card and mail it to someone you are grateful for.
Making cards can be as complex or a simple as you like. If you like to make things with your hands, go for it and create a masterpiece! You can do a watercolor, use collage, glue a photograph on the card or use stamps and write a favorite quote. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy making something that you will give to another person to tell her that you value her.
Expressing gratitude for the people and things in our life allows us an opportunity to see and appreciate the abundance in our lives. When we tell someone thank you, we are acknowledging that she matters to us, and this may be one of life's greatest gifts.
There is also a feeling of accomplishment that comes from making something with your own hands. Pay attention to how it feels to make something, honor the process and your ability to make creative decisions.
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