May 6, 2010

Favorite Freebie...Being Gracious

This is one I'm constantly working on


I have realized at my 40 plus years,
to live this
you will be rewarded many times over.

Here is what I know brings happiness:

1. Be slow to take credit...
quick to give praise

(who doesn't love the humble achiever?)

2. Thank those in your life, often.

(This is true for the grocery clerk or for your most loved ones,
put it in writing and it is even more home hitting)

3. Being gracious does not monopolize conversation.
(It's always nice to hear what others have to offer)

4. Pay attention to people
(People like to be "heard". It makes them feel important)

5. Be mindful of what comes out of your mouth...

(Think before you speak...I work on this daily and fail often)

6. Point out the good

(Even with the most difficult chapters in life, you can always find the good )

7. Have Positive Energy
(be the person people enjoy being around)

I pray to be this person daily.

I don't always succeed.

How are YOU GRACIOUS in your life?
Would love to hear how you do this...

As always, thanks for visiting.

*for more on tips on being a gracious person try this link


  1. I love this post. I think I will print it and hang it in my kitchen.

    Of your many talents, graciousness is at the top of the list. You have a way of building up everyone you talk to. Even when we didn't know each other very well, you always found something really nice to say to me and make me feel good. I have always admired that quality about you.

    Happy Mother's Day!


  2. Heather,
    Completely humbled by your words. Thank you thank you thank you. I may have to save your comment and just peek at it every once in a while if I need a boost.

    I'm glad you felt that from me...You just made my day, no, you made my week!

    Happy Mother's Day, friend.