Tuesday, February 10, 2015

In Gratitude

Hello Luvs,

Over the weekend I had reoccuring thoughts of what it means to truly be grateul. It is NOT the polite thank you that sometimes smacks of insincerity. It is the mindset that you realize what you have around you and strive to continually pay it forward and add to this world WE SHARE.

Live in Gratitude....
When I witness random acts of kindness I often wonder after the fact WHY it is so shocking. It gives me renewed hope for my fellow Human Beings, yet at the same time makes me question why this is such an anomaly. When I watch Baby Boy wait at a door for what seems like a long while (because he literally does!) to hold it open for the person approaching it gives me a heart healthy moment. This is not something that we instilled in him. It is his true nature. He does this often at the post office. Most people look down, a huge smile comes to their face, and they thank him for his kindness. Because you have to admit...it is pretty adorable. Then when I see someone look down at him with a scour I want to scream....WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!?

Thinking about it in a moment of reflection I came to this conclusion. They are not grateful for what is around them and are so caught up in the sense of ME that they fail to see the inherent good that is in front of them. It is one thing to be kind, generous, and respectful in your everyday life (without aching for approval) and wanting to add that grace out into the world. It is another to put on that face when it suits you at work, church, social event, or anywhere else where the root motivation is not genuine. For example, I am sure that you have witnessed that insanely irresponsible driver that did something crazy in their KILLING MACHINE yet outside their vehicle they probably put on another face. Their actions while driving are a true representation of the type of person they are.

So, it is my goal to continually live in gratitude and appreciate the good things whether big or small. Would you like to join me?

Til next time,


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