I was looking at quotes earlier this morning about giving thanks and having gratitude. A couple stood out
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. – G.B. Stern
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. – Robert Brault
I suspect that too many, like me, forget to express the thanks that we might feel towards the people who deserve to be thanked for something that they have done to make our lives better. It could be a little thing like holding a door open for someone or stepping aside to let them pass, because they are in a hurry. It could be much bigger things, like visiting a sick friend in the hospital or taking a meal to a shut in. There are so many opportunities in life to say “Thanks” to someone.
I wanted to take the opportunity today, on our national holiday of thanks giving to say thanks to my readers, the people who follow this blog and who occasionally send me comments or tell me that they like it when I see them. People who write blog posts usually enjoy the act of writing, but they also hope that someone else enjoys reading it, too. So, thank you for taking the time to read what I’ve had to say over the past year. I hope that you’ll continue to follow my blog and let me know what you think when I see you or via messages.
I also wanted to encourage you to give voice to your gratitude on this day and every day. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to say “thank you” to someone for whatever kindness they have extended to you. You’ll feel better about it and they will, too.
Finally, I stumbled across a little saying that sums up best why expressing gratitude can make one feel so good. It comes from the best place –
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Anonymous
Have a great Thanksgiving and make the giving of thanks to others a part of your day every day.