Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Two Words - Great Impact!!

Thank you,
Two words,
Yet so powerful
Emotions felt
When one says
Thank you!
"An attitude of gratitude creates blessings."-- Sir John Marks Templeton

How many times do we look at what’s wrong with our lives? When we complain about the credit-crunch, the highest inflation rate in the world in my homeland, our friends, lack of extra money to buy those Balenciaga sandals (m sure some-one will get the hint and get them for…), our naughty children, the men in our lives, the women in our lives…you get my drift don’t you…we complain! But how often do you stop and say Thank You? One of the two magic words my mom taught me growing up, the other was ‘please’. I’ll give you an example, if you gave some-one a gift and they somehow didn’t say thank you for it…would you give them another gift or you would mutter ‘ungrateful git?’ So don’t you think the main Man is the same..ok he mightnt say the word 'git'?In order to attract more of the blessings, shouldn’t we thank him for those that we already have? When we pray most of the times we’re telling him what we want, but lets also just pray to say 'thank you, I see that you’re working wonders in my life and I am ever so grateful'.

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

I always feel so happy when a blogger says to me ‘thank you’! I feel like I’ve actually helped some-one with my words or support…so how often do we say thank you to those outside of our virtual world?And Thanksgiving Day shouldnt be just a one day thing, it should be EVERYDAY!! Those two words can touch and warm some-one who was feeling unloved, they can brighten up some-one’s life and most of all they make them feel appreciated. And we all love knowing we are valued for our uniqueness, the essence of us and just being who we are! Guys I urge you to text/fb/email/call or whatever form of communication you choose to use to say THANK YOU to all those in your lives and dont forget the Main Man above!! Make a list of all those that have helped you this year'll be surprised how you could have over-looked their act of kindness or maybe they didnt even know that they helped you at the point in time...thank them!! Thank YOU for passing through this page, my special ones (u know yourselves) thank you, and as always happy sexing!xoxo


Rita said...

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary...

This post is complete in itself. I took out these words because from Blogville, I learnt that putting the appreciating in writing really makes a difference.

Thanks for this beautiful post as usual.

Bondgirl said...

THANK YOU for the post reminding people that there is more to this take, take attitude people sometimes tend to have. THANK YOU for coming on our blog to give us your advice about City Girl's and mine's crazy seduction schemes and sexcapades! THANK YOU for caring enough to share your daily life lessons with the whole of blogville. Good one sweetie!

aloted said...

Feeling u on this post girl

Thank you from the bottom of my heart..

"In ALL things, give thanks"

good naija girl said...

Yes, thank you for this post! It's far too easy to focus on the things I don't have. I was just saying on someone else's blog that I'd like to start having my thankful Tuesday posts; not that I'll only be thankful on that one day, but rather to motivate myself to be always thinking of things that I am grateful for all the time.

naijalines said...

Thank you for being u. Your honesty and positive attitude is refreshing.

Temite said...


Audzz said...

Shona, im thankful to have u as a dear friend. Life is full of many beautiful things, and i am grateful so much that my focus is on the blessings from the main man responsible for it all...Love u hun!

Red Sapphire said...

hey shony...i v missed u.the post is very important.i am so beat but i promisse i will be back to finish up.

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

hey Sho, you didnt have to put up a whole post to show how eternally thankful you are for me, im sure a line or two would have done the trick lol.......a thankful heart is a joyous heart, if you automatically appreciate the good people do you learn to be a positive person always looking out for the good in life and in people, its true we dont often say thank you enough, we often say please coz we are trying to get something out of someone...please can I, please can you, please will you blah blah blah yet thank you is far down the spectrum constantly replaced by words such as cheers, or you shouldnt have, or wow, or you are a great sport just to avoid saying the two words.

ShonaVixen said...

@Rita - thank you girl!!

@Bondgirl - thank you for visiting my blog, thank you for your entertaining life, thank you for reminding me on my goffal speak ekse, Thank you for being you both you and CityGirl!!

@Aloted - thank you too girly from the bottom of my heart!!

@GNG - i love your Thankful Tuesdays and agree with you that it should be an everyday thing to give thanks!Thank you!!

@Naijalines - thank you my blogville sister!xoxo

@TEMITE - thank you, thank you!!

@Audzz - my lil honie bunnie!!I love you too and thank you for being such a great friend and listening to me moan & all

@RedSapphire - hon, I've missed you more and please do come back abeg!!

@MDM - hey hon, u know me now, i just cant say the two words without doing a whole dedication to you!!Thank you hon for being you, for sharing your beautiful poetry and writing!xoxo

Queen of My Castle said...

I loved this!!!!! I always tell my sons that please and thank you go a VERY long way. I never start my day without first saying "Thank you, Jesus."

This was such a feel good post!

Thank you

Kin'shar said...

Appreciation, thankfulness, acceptance, and sincerity....are all ways to show how much you are thankful.

Shona this posting was beautiful,where you been?

how are you?

Shubby Doo said...

:-) Thank you :-)

shine said...

this is so true and i'm reading this at the perfect moment. thank u for the reality check. btw--nervous conditions--one of the only novels to make me cry. u've got good taste.

OluwaDee said...

Magic words; thank you and please.

Very important.

Thank you shona.

rethots said...

Thank You,............i shall use more often.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Gratitude opens up so many blessings into our lives. I guess its always a choice to see the glass as half empty or half full. Your so right: Two words with such an impact. Thanks for the reminder!

kay-shawn said...

Thank you for noticing I've been away fro a whole month. I promise I wont leave for that long anymore.

Thank you for the wonderful posts you write.
Thank you for the good nusic on your blog.
Thank you for reminding us to say thank you.

Thank you.

Honestly, I thought of coming to say thank you for noticing my absence even before I read your post.
Great minds work alike dont they?

Aijay said...

I love those words.
Appreciation goes a long way.

Thank you for the post sweetie!

Vee said...

Heya, I feel you on this one. You notice that just being thankful about the things that happen in your life, makes you happier with your life!

Its good like that!

Parakeet said...

Again you've done spectacularly well...thank you.

Hope you've been well.

Nefertiti said...

I was just commenting on Temite's post about how easy it is to remember to pray about what you don't have, and forget to say THANK YOU. So here's to you Ms Shona:

Thank you for giving me your blog to stalk daily... not yet a stalker, but I'm about to be with this beautiful music on your blog. lol... Enjoy!

ShonaVixen said...

@Queen - Thank you gurl!!U know i love ur blog right??stalker i

@Kinshar - I'm good hon, and i will be on my blog-stalker patrol soon so you will definitely know i've been thank you for gracing my pages wiv your presence xx

@Shubby - thank you right back

@Oluwadee - thank you Mrs Newly-Wed!!

@Rethots - please do say it more often and THANK YOU!!

@Kay-Shawn - Of course I'd notice how Mr Cool has been gone for long.
Thank you for enjoying my music

Thank you for being the cool male blogger that you are, your posts say it like the big brother to all the females!!
Thank you for coming to say THANK YOU!!

ShonaVixen said...

@aijay - thank you hon for appreciating this post.

@Vee - yes, the more you appreciate what you have, the more blessing are sent your way! Thank you for having a blog that reminds me of home!!

@Parakeet - why thank you girlfriend!!I've been well. Hope you were doing ok during your month awayxx

@Nefertiti - you've got that right hon!!
Thank you for enjoying my music taste..
thank you for stalking though keep stalking me i dont mind!!and i'll make the music is on point!!

Once more thank you guys for visiting this blog!Thank you for being the great friends that you, we mightnt met in the real world, but virtually we are the greatest of friends in my eyes!!I love y'all

Funms said...

word!!!! sometimes i get so carried away with whats around me and the negatives that i forget to say Thank you.......... thanks for d reminder.......xx

Vera Ezimora said...

That is soooo true. Thank you is so important, but people don't seem to know. Na common courtesy oh. It makes people wanna do even more next time, u know...

Lindah said...

I am thankful for the little things in life, many are yearning for them. Thank you Shona.

ShonaVixen said...

@Funms - so right hon and thank you right back!!

@Vera - you are so right gurl, mere common courtesy but amazingly how often its not expressed by some!!howdy??

@Linda- thanx for visiting my space hon!!

Buttercup said...

U cudnt have put it any better..seems we r all kinda guilty. Thank you shona! Infact, im sendin u a pair of balenciaga sandals to show my gratitude! Hehe!

ShonaVixen said...

@Buttercup - gurl no false promises o!!You just dont know how much i want them shoes are my weakness and those Balenciaga sandals are just ...hmmmm...hmmm..m getting all orgasmic up in here thinking of them!!....u know what m going to start stalking u for them boo..its on!!!

Buttercup said...

LMAO! Bring it!

But on the real, i feel u on the orgasmic ish..dang! Them gladiators! OH MY!!!

talesandtallies said...

Thank you so much for this post... even if am new here, an appreciation once in a while makes blogville a better place