Tuesday April 16, 2013 #515


“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”


~Henri Frederic Amiel


Unfortunately, even “thank you” is not heard enough, let alone demonstrated gratitude.  Why is it so difficult to say thank you – and mean it?  But let’s move beyond thank you and focus on what we are truly grateful for.  Take the time to reflect on the amazing people in your life and the circumstances you enjoy – many of which are unattainable for millions on our planet.  Fresh water, plentiful food, access to education, and so much more.


More than being thankful, which is merely an expression, I ask you to demonstrate your gratitude – in actions.  Determine a cause that resonates with you – helping children, the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised.  Volunteer your time; provide a small portion of your relative wealth.  Do something.


Don’t know where to start?  Check out this site with dozens of amazing causes, awaiting your action:  http://www.globalgiving.org/.  You can make a difference.  Start now.