I was tagged by my lovely friend Marianne over at My Happy Bubble to do this tag that she created and I always knew I would integrate it with a feel grateful Friday, because what's gratitude without appreciating all our loved ones? I know that my gratefullness is often intertwined with the people in my life I love and care about. Thank you, Marianne, for both creating this tag and tagging me to do it!
The Rules (They're pretty damn simple (Marianne's title, love it!)):
1. Copy and Paste the rules
2. Write a sentence or two about why gratitude and expressing your appreciation of others is important
3. Write a paragraph about one person who's changed your life for the better or that you really appreciate having around and say why you're so grateful for them
4. Tag as many people as you'd like to spread the positivity
I think the importance of spreading our gratitude to others can be related to how good we feel when others express their gratitude for us. When we receive kind words or a simple thank you for caring for others, it means the world to us. In turn, letting others know we appreciate the things they do, from the mundane to the extravagant, can let them know that we love them and are grateful to have them in our lives. Sometimes even expressing gratitude for a simple gesture that comes naturally to a person, like being a great listener, makes them feel great and helps them realize what a wonderful person they are.
Although it's fairly obvious that the person I would choose for this gratitude tag is my husband, the point is to tell the person we are grateful for just how much and why we are grateful for them. From the minute I met my husband he was the funniest, sweetest person I knew. He's consistently pushing me past my comfort zone because he believes in me and knows I need that gentle shove to get things moving sometimes. He's always there to lend a hand, whether it be with my blog or fixing my bike, I know I can count on him to have my back. And have my back he does - I have never known anyone more loyal, supportive, courageous and loving as my husband. He has always pushed me to follow my dreams, whether it be through his own example or through his uncondtional love and support. Also, he feeds me when I'm hangry and loves me when I'm difficult. Enough said.
I generally don't tag people in tags, as I want ALL my friends to do it and nobody to feel excluded, but for the sake of speading some positivity, I tag Cara from Kindly Unspoken, Emelia from Dream Big and Buy the Shoes, and Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine. I chose these ladies because they are always positive and a constant source of inspiration and I would love to see their posts! Please, everyone, feel free to do this tag and if you do it, leave me a link in the comments so we can all go read your post!
Happy Friday friends! XO