“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie
For this week’s Gratitude Story, we’re excited to introduce Christine and her best friend Grace. Christine reached out to us to help create an amazing graduation gift before she enters her next chapter as a teacher. “We know how great you are and will be in this profession.” – Christine
Why did you think it was a good idea for this person to receive a Tribute?
Christine (Best friend): A lot of her friends and family have moved away, so this was a great way to remind her how proud we are of her, no matter how far away.
What is your favorite thing about this person?
Christine: My favorite thing about this person is her hard work and most of all her contagious laugh.
What were the circumstances when they received their Tribute? (ie. Where, When, How?)
Christine: She was about to leave her house to go to her actual Graduation ceremony; wearing her cap n gown n all.
What was their reaction while watching their Tribute?
Christine: We prepared this tribute for her and I knew from the moment we were creating it that she’ll be in tears. Well, she cried 🙂
How did this make you personally feel?
Christine: Like I helped create something that she could look back on for the rest of her life and make her smile. I created a guaranteed smiled. 🙂
Please ask the Tribute recipient how it made him/her feel to receive their Tribute.
Christine: She absolutely loved it. She said she’s rewatched it multiple times, including the morning of her first day at her real job.
Gratitude is the simplest path to a happy life. We’ll be the first to admit that with so much going on each day, it’s so easy to forget. That’s exactly why we created our #GratitudeStories feature. Each week our staff cuts together a one-minute highlight reel from an inspiring Tribute and tells the story behind it. We hope these videos serve as a little reminder to say the nice things in your head and celebrate your friends every single day.
As always, if you know someone special who deserves to be celebrated, we’re here to help you make it happen.