The Concept Of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving as come and gone in Canada, but after the celebration the concept of gratefulness got me thinking for a while. Being grateful is something I take seriously and appreciate a lot. I try to show gratefulness to my creator, and the people I come across in my day to day life. I try to pass this attitude or concept down to my kids as much as I can.


My first son is 5 years old and I have been teaching him about gratefulness, the moment he could express himself. I get him to say thank you when someone helps him out, when he receives a gift, no matter how small. He thanks the bus driver when he comes down from the bus and also thanks his teachers from time to time.




The concept of gratefulness is either in you from childhood or painful experience makes you grateful. It is important to tell our kids and also show them in our attitude, how important it is for them to be grateful at all times.

Not everyone understands or see reasons why they should be grateful when their needs are not met, So many people think being grateful is about the amount of money in their bank account or how many of their goals they have been able to achieve.

Being thankful for the breath you take every day you wake up, first and foremost is the most important. All the money you are dreaming of having, all the goals you wish you could achieve will only come into reality if you are alive and breathing. Be grateful you are alive, so many people have a dream/ vision greater than yours and today they are no more.



Being grateful to humans is beyond thanking them for their help or services, We all love appreciation and when people value what we do. When you show appreciation to someone, you might have brightened up their day, encourage them to do more, or make them feel important. Be grateful to your creator at all times, being alive is the most important thing. Every other thing is secondary, so be thankful always!


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44 comments:

  1. Yes I think the moment we forget to be grateful is the moment we become greedy for more! Because when you are not grateful of what you already have you might feel miserable not having more and than you will never feel truly happy.

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  2. Love that your teaching your 5 year old this. It is so important! Great job keep up the good work!

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  3. Yes, being grateful should be year round, not just at Thanksgiving! I'm glad you are teaching this to your children. I hope to do the same!

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  4. After finding my husband and becoming a mom I give thanks everyday for my good fortune. It's a great feeling!

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  5. I became a lot more thankful after my son was born healthy. I felt vulnerable for the first time in my life. Beautiful words.

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  6. Thankgiving is still a mont away here in the US but it's never to late or early to be thankful and grateful. I love that you're teaching your children this early on. It's a great thing to know when they become older.

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  7. i am grateful to you for sharing this wonderful post.

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  8. I think that is so admirable that you are teaching your child such valuable lessons from such a small age. Being grateful and saying thank you does go a long way and makes us better people.

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    1. yes, it does. Thank you for your comment!

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  9. This is so important yet not much talked about quality. As you said, grateful for every small thing, small act, for each breath we take. It is so nice that you are having your five year old know about what it means and how it is important. I do work with my kids on this too.

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  10. Thank you so so much for imparting the importance of gratefulness to your children. I have been disgusted between people my age (30s) who have kids, and not only act ungrateful and spoiled themselves, but now are influencing their kids to become that way! If I ever did have children, I keep parents like you in mind to come back to for encouragement, because that kind of parenting is what I respect!

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    1. We parents surely need to live by example, thanks for your comment!

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  11. Gratefulness can reverse a lot of depression and anxiety characteristics, which I've always thought interesting. I agree, a lot of time, it's displaced and not consistent. Thanksgiving in the US is still coming, and everyone thinks it's so weird that it is my absolute favorite time of year. No gifts, no presentation, but just sitting around a table with people we love and eating delicious food and being with each other, in the moment. I think that's the key to gratefulness, being in the moment instead of worrying about the past or future. Thanks for your take on it!

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    1. Exactly my thoughts while writing this post, thanks for your comment!

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  12. I make it a point to show gratitude every day to something or someone. Whether it be a relative, a friend or a random person. It's so cute how your son thanks the bus driver.

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    1. I try to do the same too, thanks for your comment!

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  13. Way to teach this to your child. Being grateful for all the things we have is truly truly important. Much love!

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  14. I agree that being grateful is so important. It makes what we have enough. And so true how you should be thankful every day just for being alive.

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  15. Being grateful is very important. The more grateful we are the better life is. Every single day that we open our eyes should be something we are thankful for.

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  16. I feel we should be grateful for things everyday and thats what i taught my kids before going to sleep to thank God for everything.

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  17. Agreed! Thanksgiving should be all the time and its good to teach children that message.

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  18. I love all of these quotes. Gratefulness has been lifechanging for our family. Even when life is rough, if we can find even one thing to be grateful for, it starts to catapult a series of abundance after that. It really is so important to be thankful.

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    1. That's how we should live on Earth,thanks for your comment!

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  19. I think that is so exemplary to teach our children to be thankful and grateful to other people, Especially in seniors. Thanksgiving is really important in everyday in our lives.

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  20. Thanks for the reminder about gratefulness. I personally could use a reminder every single morning. I keep Thankful Journals several places in my home, so that I can record anything that pops into my head that I could thank God for that day - I'm almost to 1000 :) It's been a life changing practice.

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    1. Wow, that's truly awesome. thanks for your comment!

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  21. You are doing an amazing thing teaching your kid such valuable lessons about gratefulness. It is very important for kids to understand and appreciate the value of the things and opportunities they have and will get in future and being grateful is a wonderful way to do it

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    1. It surely is a valuable lesson to teach kids, thanks for your comment!

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