Some Thoughts on Gratitude
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!