It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, April 08, 2013

Chapter 4, Page 8, Book 13

 Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it .

William A. Ward



The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Being grateful and showing gratitude.  

Remember a time when you felt pleased from your work.  A delicious meal or finishing touch on a home improvement project.  It's important to take time to admire our work. We can be grateful for a job well done.

 Even greater than our own personal satisfaction is the realization that we often don't accomplish this alone.  Maybe some one covered for us, or gave advice.  It's even more important to acknowledge and to appreciate those that helped us.  Being grateful for the help and for our helpers.

It's important for is to  slow down and enjoy what we create and be grateful to those that help us and to take time to give thanks and praise.  

It's nice to be important, but it more important to be nice.

Author Unknown


jack69 said...

Thanks. many of your entries lately have reminded me to pay more attention to life's words. This is definitely one. Thanks again.

I love the present example.... neat.

linda m said...

Showing gratitude is so very important. Thank you for this post. Blessings


Gratitude is often overlooked but shouldn't be.

Chatty Crone said...

I think gratitude changed my whole life. And I was just reading in the Bible this morning. I somehow through gratitude that now matter what happens and it is not easy that God still give me Joy. sandie