Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tis the season.

I am thankful for a lot of things. I can list all day what I am thankful for…Everything from Family to fingernail clippers. I have so much to be thankful for it is almost embarrassing. But, I learned a hard lesson this week, and wanted to pass it on.

Thankfulness mostly consists of words.

Gratitude is putting your thankfulness into action.

I’m all about words people. You all know that. I write for many reasons…to help others, but mostly to help me. If I am honest, my blog is all for me. Sometimes I feel selfish about the amount of time I spend nurturing it. It’s a place I can accomplish something…a place to be thankful. But am I really showing how grateful I am for my blessings by just sitting here? Surly the world/my family would benefit from me getting off my butt and making a difference.

So I made a list of what I am thankful for…a very very long list. And then I went back and found a way to turn my thankfulness into action.

So today…I get up. I show my house the gratitude I have for it by vacuuming its floors. I will lovingly hang up the clothes to show my gratitude that we have so many of them; I can fill up ten loads. I will wash the breakfast dishes to show my gratitude that I had the means to feed my children. I will clean my toilet to show my gratitude for indoor plumbing. (Seriously…there are those in the world that don’t have this!) I will take a shower to show my gratitude for my body. I will do these things and then go help at the school Thanksgiving parties to show my gratitude for public education.

So here I go. Putting it all into action!


Gratitude bites.


  1. Awesome post Meri!
    I need to show some gratitude to my home and those around me today!!! Thanks for the motivation!

  2. I really like that idea of putting Gratitude into action!

    (at least until it comes time for that laundry and cleaning!)

  3. wow meri what a great post that is awesome to think about it . thanks for reminding us what it is all about . God bless you and yours this holiday season .

  4. What a great way to look at gratitude. Thanks for sharing...and have fun at those Thanksgiving parties.

  5. Ahhh, gratitude in action. Beter known as Gratitaction. Sort of like Satisfaction, but the Rolling Stones never wrote a song about it.

    Sorry... it's been one of those days. It really was a wonderful post.

  6. I need to put my gratitude into action, thanks for this post Meri!

  7. I put my gratitude in to action today... but I stopped right before the laundry :)

  8. So true, Meri! Thanks for reminding me! And you made me laugh out loud! Gratitude DOES bite sometimes!

  9. Love the end. Too funny.
    If you want to come to my house - it would love for you to show it some gratitude. I surely haven't in a while!

  10. Great post! I'm going to show my couch some gratitude and sit on it!!! Have fun cleaning!!! ;)


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