Some Thoughts on Grat­i­tude

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Becca Bag­ga­ley

In the dic­tio­nary the word grat­i­tude is de­fined as a state of be­ing – be­ing grate­ful, thank­ful, or ap­pre­cia­tive. I would ar­gue that grat­i­tude is an ac­tion word. Some­one that is truly grate­ful for the bless­ings in their life has a de­sire to see oth­ers sim­i­larly blessed, and a de­sire to be a bless­ing in oth­ers’ lives. In my life I am blessed by won­der­ful par­ents, this bless­ing has given me a de­sire to be a good par­ent to my chil­dren.

I am blessed to have my needs met, and many of my wants - that bless­ing has helped me de­sire to see ev­ery­one sim­i­larly blessed, and look for ways to serve oth­ers. There are count­less ex­am­ples of this if you think about it. Look­ing with eyes to see those bless­ings in our lives can be a bless­ing in it­self, help­ing us to de­velop an at­ti­tude of grat­i­tude. Dur­ing this sea­son of Thanks­giv­ing, I would in­vite you to look for the bless­ings in your life, big & small, and then with an at­ti­tude of grat­i­tude pass it on!

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