Generosity of Gratitude

Ever receive a call or text from someone you have just been thinking about? Or enjoy a smile or wave or “hello” from a passerby? Sometimes, when we experience these simple spontaneous moments we react so gratefully. Perhaps, the thankfulness occurs because we are not expecting the act of kindness in the moment.  

On the other hand, do ever you experience sadness, frustration, or anger when someone does not call, text, smile, wave, or say “hello? Is it because you thought the person should? I wonder if people show less appreciation when someone does something expected, than when the kindness is unexpected.   

Will you be the person to call, text, smile, say “hello,” or wave first? Are you able to do so for the joy of being kind, and be content with receiving no response? Do you believe it more important to show kindness or receive kindness, or are they equal? 

What if you show truly gratefulness for the seemingly smallest kindness someone offers you? I have a hunch you may find even more for which to be grateful.   

You and I have an immense power to create peace in our lives, which may ripple to the lives of those around us. Perhaps, we may begin by be being generous with our kindness and gratitude.   

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.