Wednesday, August 1, 2012
GRATITUDE - August 1, 2012
I AM GRATEFUL FOR EMBRACING THE CONCEPT OF ACKNOWLEDGING LIFE'S GIFTS WITH A SIMPLE "THANK YOU".
GIFT: something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient or without its being earned:
Saying "thank you" is something that we need to be taught. Babies do not say thank you for their milk, or for being changed, or for any of the amazingly hard work that goes into keeping them alive and showing them they are loved.... Just as we need to learn to walk and to speak and to read and write, we need to learn how to show gratitude.... We need to learn how to say thank you.... The first lesson in saying thank you is to recognize that what you have is a gift.
Just think of all the parts of our daily lives we did nothing to earn, receive or to expend any energy at all to receive. The sight of a single beautiful flower at sunrise, the sound of a distant songbird, the indescribable feeling of the touch of a butterfly landing on our arm, the taste of pure simple cold water on a hot day, the cleansing smell of an unexpected summer rain. For this we should say our daily thanks, our gratitude for the gift of life... R. Welton
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