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Show your Gratitude

Updated on February 14, 2016

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust

“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.”
Oprah Winfrey

“When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.”
Marilyn Monroe

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

When we were growing up, we were taught 5 MAGIC words:-

  1. Please
  2. Thank you
  3. Sorry
  4. Excuse Me
  5. Hello

As Children when we used to, use those words, adults would pull our cheek adorably and grant our wishes. How I wish our world would be this simpler as we became adults.

Unfortunately, as we grew up; we continued showing our virtues to the public but, some people around us are in a hurry and would not show their acknowledgment for our words. That eventually threw us apart and we realized the value of these MAGIC words. These words were meant to create magic ONLY when we were children and not as ADULTS.

How did this happen? How did the world change? What happened?

Nothing happened; these same few adults will pause IF a child is using those above words and admire the kid for good manners but they do not have TIME when adults show appreciation or affection towards any deed.

Time, is the key element that adults have been struggling with once; they turn adolescent. I have written a hub on the issue of Time.

Man is running around throughout the day 'cause he fears that if he stands and admires the beauty around him, appreciates the gifts, blessings, and his achievements; he will lose something precious.

This valuable thing that he is apprehensive about it is, "Time!"

Time is such a noun; that was never given weightage when we were kids, but once out of college, and into a path of making money, this time becomes an opportunity to gain everything big or small.

Thus, letting man allow himself to get lost in the materialistic world thus, lose the feeling of gratitude towards his fellowmen, towards Nature, towards Destiny, and also towards Himself.

When he achieves something in his life he thinks he has made it because of his hard work and nothing in the world can help change his views on it. Sure, all achievements are accomplished because of hard work but being Humble and bowing down to the Universal energy for Luck, Fate and Direction and his fellow brethren who could make it possible can make his progress look bigger.

Being Gracious can do wonders to our personality and our health. Just joining our two hands together can create such a ripple within our self which will make us feel humble. This humble feeling will give us a direction in life esp when the mind will tend to wander off on a path of non-existence. It is a beautiful feeling to be humble and to be able to thank the existence around us.

Try it!


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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Well said indeed Shampa :)

      We have complicated things thus, the above. Thanks for your valuable always appreciate your input.


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      Shampa Sadhya 6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Ruchira, It is a lovely hub. Voted up and beautiful!

      I believe we adults are very complicated and lack innocence while the kids are full of innocence. That is the reason adults take lot of time to do simple things too.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Agreed Dixoncircle. Culture and manners IF implanted in the kids will make them choose between right or wrong when in distress.

      Thankyou for stopping by...Appreciated your input!

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      dixoncircle 6 years ago

      I am in total agreement with your article. I believe we should continue to teach kids from the womb to age 18.

      Good manners leads to a greater respect of others.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Double agree pooja...maids in India are a blessing and many people do not realize it until they don't have any. Showing your gratitude towards them can do wonders to their way of working and loyalty.

      thanks for stopping by...good to hear your views regarding the above topic :)

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      poojabrahmi 6 years ago

      Lovely way of expression.

      I have noticed one thing; not many people say thanks to people like maids, vegetable sellers n etc. I wont categorize them as lower class just because they don't earn much.

      Even if for a single day my maid doesn't come it gets so hectic!!!!!! I realize the importance of these people and I wish more people come to this realization.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      another opportunity to show my gratitude towards you, fay paxton :) thank you for your kind words of appreciation!

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      A well-written post with excellent advice. Your hub should be required reading.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      yes daydreamer13, I agree with you. It sure feels gratifying when we count our blessings by pausing and looking around us.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. Appreciate it!

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      This is so true! It's good to stop and look around once in awhile and remember the simplicities of childhood. Well done!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you 6hotfingers3.

      Yes, in this race of ours we have forgotten how to be humble and caring and take everything for granted...sad but truth fact of life!!

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      6hotfingers3 6 years ago

      Thank you for the remainder to be humble. And to show gratitude. As adults we let time become our god. We forget who is indeed in charge of our lives and who enables us to enjoy successes here and there. To be like a child is humbling and a blessing.Great hub!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks Aisha for your precious comment.

      Humbleness makes us fill with dignity for ourself and others and humbleness will only come with awareness since we all are on the Run.

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      Aisha 6 years ago

      Well written and all points are so true. In this journey of ours, we fail to appreciate the beautiful things around us and take them for granted.

      Have to learn to pause and say Thank you for everything.

      The joining of hands in so true...I tried it and it sure made me humble. Thanks for the pointers.