My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick was inspired for this show by one of my favorite topics—gratitude. Use the audio player above to listen to her 90-second episode. Annette gives a little back story below. 

Being thankful brings joy into your life. Ask anyone who gives thanks frequently or fervently. Today’s Consider This show was written from my heart, as a person who does not let 24 hours go by without giving thanks – to the people in my life, to strangers and to God. 

My first gratitude is to have been born in this great country where freedom and law and order allow us to live life well. With all the rancor being expressed politically these days, it can be easy to forget the peace and civil liberties we have that are missing in so many places in the world. Let’s give thanks for the compassion and generosity of our citizens and our government. 

As you consider gratitude, think about what YOU could do today, to make someone else grateful. It could be a kind word, a compliment, recognition of a job well done, paying the toll for the car behind you, delivering a pot of homemade soup to someone who is hungry of body or spending time with someone who is hungry of spirit.

What a wonderful goal, to be someone today for whom someone else is thankful.  God bless you.



Annette Petrick for Consider This

Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” You'll laugh, cry, rant, cheer, or remember. Be sure to get on her email list HERE to receive a new episode every Sunday morning.

This post appeared originally on the Consider This Radio Show website. CLICK HERE for the show and transcript.

* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 

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