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Gratitude- A way of life

Gratitude is Attitude, Gratitude and thankfullness difference DR. Rupali Dhamdhere Trinity International School Pune Princiapl


"THANK YOU”, how many times do we use this word, many times even without feeling it from within and understanding the thought behind it.

Most of us are aware that the word THANK comes from old English “THANC”, which means THOUGHT. The sentiment behind this was that those who were grateful would think plenty of the person to whom they were grateful.

The celebration of this day started in 1965 in Hawaii, when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for many wonderful things found in the world.

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Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966, when back in their own countries. Ever since then, the number of people celebrating gratitude day across the world has grown and grown.

Today all of us face this new normal and each one is going through their own struggle, being thankful for what we have and waking up healthy to welcome each new day is something that we should do instead of concentrating on the limitations.

Well most of us must have read the story about the blind boy and how by only changing the sign that he was sitting with from “I am Blind “to “Today is a beautiful day, but I can’t see it.”

When life is full of troubles it becomes difficult to express gratitude, don’t you agree?

But I think there is as simple solution to this is to make it a habit. As it is rightly said that thankfulness consists of merely words but gratitude is shown through acts.

It is time to put our little acts of gratitude and share them with the people who we come in touch with regularly. Basically changing perspective towards looking at a situation around, being more appreciative of the good things regardless of whether the situation that you are in is of your liking or not.



- William Arthur Ward

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