Thank you for clicking this post😊
I mean it! Thank you. You could be reading or doing anything but you are reading this. So thank you😊
Why am I thanking you? You will ask.
See, Gratitude is your ability to be thankful. At least, according to the dictionary that’s the meaning.
Let’s redefine it.
Gratitude is you staying thankful.
What do I mean?
The first definition has no problem but loopholes. Your ability to be thankful means that, you are to say THANK YOU when you need to.
But your ability to stay thankful means that whether you need to be thankful or not, you remain thankful. You recognise the little things that do not even warrant thank you but you stay thankful regardless.
Let me give you an instance.
When I pay for a ride or buy food or something, I say thank you to the vendor. One particular day, I escorted a friend to get food and after she paid and we were leaving, I told the vendor “thank you”
But my friend said something; “You are not supposed to thank him”
And I replied; “why”
“Because you bought from him and you paid. He is supposed to be thanking you and not the other way around” she replied
She is right to her understanding but gratitude is so much more.
Don’t teach the five magic words, stay in them. There is a difference!
A little niceness of gratitude doesn’t hurt. You know.
Let Junior know that it’s not a rule a way of life to say, “Mummy thank you for breakfast”
Let Ada know that; daddy dropping you her in school may be out of his responsibility as a father but it’s more than necessary she says Thank you.
So, Thank you for reading…
Stay in gratitude😉