Monday, September 15, 2008

Remembering to Appreciate

It is funny how in the hustle and bustle of life we forget to appreciate things that go on around us until something happens to bring it to our attention. It is to bad that we need a reminder to be thankful for all the people who help us in our lives. The event that brought this to my attention was three weeks ago my partner broke his ankle and is not allowed to put weight on it for six weeks. This limits greatly the chores he can do around the house. We share the chores around the house and just take it for granted that we each do our share. My having to do extra has made me realize that we need to recognize each other for the jobs we do around the house and how they contribute to a happy home. We need to thank each other for the tasks that we each do that allow us more free time to enjoy the hobbies that we have.
We also need to be thankful for the thoughtful strangers who are part of our life each day.The ones that wave us to go ahead of them at a four way stop, or who let us go ahead of them at the cashier, hold a door open for us and greet us with a cheerful high in the morning. There are many things that happen in our lives each day that are made better by the small things that others do for us. Let's pay special attention to them today and make sure we thank them for special way they improve our day.


yarnplayer said...

Yep, we don't realize how much work somebody does, until they're not doing it, and we have to!

You are so right about thoughtful strangers. Little acts of kindness don't seem like much, but they really do make a difference in making this world a better place.

Gina said...

I used to keep a gratitude journal but the more I'm on the computer, the less I used it. I finally created a private blog for my rampages of appreciation. Still don't post in it enough.
:-) Gina

Tattycat said...

You are so right. I need to do better and not just assume that others will do their part, especially happily. I will right now say a big thank you to you Clyde for all that you do and for reminding me to be thankful. Also, to all of you who enrich my life so very much each day.

Clyde said...

Yes a little bit of kindness, gratitude and thankfulness makes the world a much better place to be.

TattingChic said...

Clyde, I'm especially grateful for my fabulous blogging "neighbors" like you!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a beautiful post, Clyde! Thank you!

To paraphrase Plato--"Be kind to everyone you meet, for they are all fighting their own fierce battle".