Gratefulness vs. Unthankfulness

 

Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.

 

Gratefulness in the home includes:

 

        Doing menial tasks for family members instead of making them do it themselves.

        Parents often telling their children that they believe in them and are glad they are part of their lives.

        Saying "thank you" for the meal a parent worked hard to prepare.

        Remembering and planning for each other's birthdays in order to make that one feel appreciated and loved.

        Doing things that are important to one another to show appreciation.

 

I will...

 

        show my parents and teachers that I appreciate them.

        write "thank you" notes.

        take care of my things.

        be content with what I have.

        count my benefits rather than my burdens.

 

Rewards of gratefulness

 

Joy

Discouragement is the consequence of overlooking or forgetting the many ways others have benefited our lives.

 

Friendship

Genuine love is built on a mutual understanding of our need and appreciation for others.

 

"Gratitued is the memory of the heart." - Jean Baptiste Massieu