Every day in every way, expressing gratitude.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

― John F. Kennedy


Gratitude has power! Melody Beattie explains that:

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

I have been keeping a gratitude journal for years.  And on mornings when I am in a rush or just don’t feel like writing in my journal, I just say at least three things I am grateful for, usually out loud. I do one or the other, either write or speak, without fail, every morning.

So today, I want to say Thank You to you, my readers. There are over 6,000 or you reading my blog, and I am so grateful. Grateful for your time and energy. And grateful to those of you that take the time to comment, thank you.

And today I am also grateful to the readers of my book, This Way Up.  Thank you for reading my book in whatever form you read it, whether on kindle or paperback.  And a huge thank you to those of you who then took the time to review my book on Amazon. Book reviews are so important to an author and to getting the book and it’s message out there.

And thank you to those of you who have gone to Daily Om to sample my course: 8 Weeks to Your Best Self!

I appreciate the comments that women have made about the course and the love shared!

“One of the best courses on transformation and finding purpose that I have found in a long time. Patti eloquently shares in bite-sized chunks that really help consolidate the information. I am applying the exercises and I am already seeing a positive outlook in the way I’m facing challenges. Her approach is structured, but then you feel as if you’re being coached and guided by an old friend.” – Sally

And today I am so incredibly grateful to the people at International Excellence Book Awards!  My book, This Way Up, was selected Self-Help Book of the Year!  I am grateful beyond measure!

So as JFK so eloquently said, ‘the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.’  So today I will focus on living with an attitude of gratitude in everything that comes my way. And I will start by posting this, in gratitude to all of you.

I’ll close with one of my favourite clips by Oprah – Oprah’s Gratitude Journal.



I’d love to hear about what you are grateful for today.  It always brightens my day to hear gratitude stories.  And as always, thank you for taking the time to visit.  I appreciate it.


16 thoughts on “Every day in every way, expressing gratitude.

  1. I am definitely adding your book to my reading list. congratulations on the award. I am grateful for many things in life but it works only when I conciously stop to reflect on and appreciate them. I am definitelu grateful for having the wisdom to do that

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  2. Hi Patti, I agree completely with you every, moment is a moment of gratitude. Simply open the mind and the heart and everything becomes clearer and translucent. Congratulation for the book award :)) José Pastor (from Belgium)

    ** * ** *José Pastor*

    2017-03-23 22:33 GMT+01:00 This Way Up :

    > Patti Clark posted: ” “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget > that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” > ― John F. Kennedy ______________________________ > ___________________________________________________ ” >

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    • Thank you so much Jose! I appreciate you commenting. And one thing I am incredibly grateful for at the moment is that I will be seeing my sons very soon! And I’ll get to meet you soon too! So grateful and excited!!


  3. First of all Congratulation to you for the award.
    Gratitude is something very important in our lives for if we look into it deeply, we ought to be grateful to be alive and breathing, to be able to think, read, eat and drink and so many other basics. One who lives in gratitude stays humble always.
    Gratitude alone is not enough though. I believe gratitude coupled with Forgiveness and acceptance makes a person a wonderful human being.

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    • Thank you so much Sikiladi. I agree completely – Gratitude + Forgiveness is the most powerful. (BTW – those are my 5th and 6th tools in my book!) Thanks again for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.


  4. I am trying to be grateful. I am thankful that I still have my son to hold and spend time with everyday. I am grateful to be healthy. I am very grateful for the friends I have and the time they spend helping me through my journey.
    I am thankful for the job I have

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    • Thank you. That’s what I do everyday – start where I am, with what I am grateful for at that moment, even when I’m not feeling very grateful about something else at that same moment. Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.


  5. I, too, started a gratitude journal years ago–1983 to be exact. It’s a record of God’s faithful provision, protection, and blessing to our family. I’m approaching 1200 entries. Making the effort to pay attention and then give God the glory has been incredibly uplifting and encouraging over the years. May God bless YOU, Patti, and your growing ministry as you seek to bring others into the joy of gratitude and praise. P.S. Thank you very much for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful.

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  6. Hi Patti,
    Thanks for your little tip about what you do when you don’t have time to write your gratitude journal. That is, to say out loud. On the odd occasion, the need for this may arise. So thank you for this handy little tip.
    Oh and that’s a lovely Oprah clip too!

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