"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because some day you will have been all of these."
Just as your thumb makes a print, unique and individual - that type of thumb has never existed before and never will again. It belongs to you; there will never be another like it. The same is the case with your being. You are a being who is unique and individual, incomparable, and only you have it.
We've all gotten greeting cards before. But have you ever received a card
that was hand made from the person who was giving it? I bet most people would realize that a hand made card is a lot more special than any store bought choice. Making a card yourself takes time and effort. And you actually have to write the words! Anyone can do it, but rarely does anyone take the time. In today's world it is easier to pick one up while at the grocery store, and pay a few bucks for convenience. Sure, store bought cards are still very nice and thoughtful, but I encourage, if you have the time, make one yourself.
Its easy! And fun! And you will feel a sense of accomplishment when
it's done. It is good for the soul to be creative and encouraging to others, so what better way than to say "Thank You, I Love You, or Happy Birthday"
to someone you care about? Being creative is also a great way to rid stress from our lives. Take some time out and tell others just how much
you really appreciate and care about them.
Reuse/Recycle past greeting cards.
Use old magazines for clipping pictures and words.
Scientists at The Institute of Hartmath in California has shown that feeling love, gratitude, and appreciation in your heart boosts your immune system, increases vital chemical production, increases physical vitality and vigor, reduces stress hormone levels, high blood pressure, anxiety, guilt, burnout, and improves glucose regulation in diabetics.
Whenever you are feeling negative emotion, it is always telling you that whatever you are thinking about is very important, but more importantly that you are thinking about the opposite of what you desire.
Everything you think about you want. Everything to talk about you want. The Law of Attraction does not differentiate. Its all about the energies, frequencies, and emotion that attracts similar circumstances in our lives.
You have the ability to direct your own thoughts. You have the option to see things how they are, or imagining them as you want them to be - and whatever option you choose whether you are imagining or observing is equally powerful.
Whatever you are thinking about is like planning a future event. When you are appreciating you are planning. When you are worrying you are planning. Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want. Imagine only what you do want.
If you are criticizing, you are not being grateful.
If you are blaming, you are not being grateful.
If you are complaining, you are not being grateful.
If you are feeling tension, rushing, or in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.