I took on this gratitude challenge that pushes those who accept it to record and focus on the day and what they can be grateful for. For my first day reflection I want to focus my gratitude on people that serve others. I am so thankful for those that take on professions that really serve and help others or that volunteer on top of their normal 9-5. The whole concept of giving is amazing and I am going to strive to do more of it. I certainly try to give praise and share positive thoughts and ideas with those I encounter. Offer up a smile and let them know there is some good in everything. It is not always easy, but it helps calm me so much and I hope it helps them as well. If you have something to be grateful for share it, let someone know how you feel. Keeping it to yourself is not enough. Let’s all be the change we want to see in the world. One smile and one day at a time.