Have you heard? September 21st is World Gratitude Day.
You can be forgiven if you haven't heard of it before. It's actually been going on since 1965, and there's a bit of an interesting story about its history.
Here's the scoop, from thegratitudelist.org:
A Brief History of World Gratitude Day: World Gratitude Day was launched in 1965 at the International East-West Center in Hawaii during a Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by meditation guru Sri Chinmoy. Those in attendance, including delegates and high-ranking officials from more than a dozen countries around the world, pledged to celebrate gratitude and to count blessings from their home country every September 21 following. Chinmoy, director of United Nations Meditation Group, celebrated Stateside. In 1977, the UN Meditation Group celebrated nine world leaders for their generous spirits and philanthropic works. Chinmoy, who passed away in 2007, worked to foster peace, compassion, and gratitude throughout his life and work.
It's really a nice message, and a chance to show how grateful you are to that special someone in your life.
What better way to show your gratitude than with Bloomex? Allow us to humbly suggest a few ideas to honour the spirit of the holiday this Saturday.
- Here's a post from our blog on 7 Great Ways to Say Thanks.
- Half-Priced Bouquets...To Make Someone's Day. (The recipient doesn't need to know that it was half-price -- it's the thought that counts :))
- And here's one more post on 5 Amazing Foods to Send for Under $50.
- Browse our entire collection of "Thank You" Flowers and Gifts