Gratitude. It’s a word easily tossed around by the positivity life coaches and people from all walks of life.

You hear it over and over again – Have gratitude for all the good things in your life and be thankful to God, the universe, life. Express your gratitude always when you experience something good in your life. Keep a gratitude journal so that you could record all that is good in your life.

But, How can you be truly grateful if you are unable to say the two simple words thank you. Do you take the time to say thank you, not just an off-the-cuff thank you, but a true heart felt thank you of gratitude to anyone that you’ve come across on your daily path?

Think about the many people that cross your path in a day that unless they did what they did, you wouldn’t function. The bus driver, the toll attendant, the parking lot attendant, the cashier and barista at Starbucks, the grocery packer, etc.

You don’t have to physically go and thank each person every time, that would be insane. A quiet moment of acknowledgement for everybody, a true thank you is the true path to honest gratitude.

Even thank the assholes you come across every day. They were put on the planet to show us all how NOT to behave.

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Written by Basil Rene

I maintain two separate blogs. One is LifeAsAnAnomaly.com where I discuss my life with sarcoidosis and the other is AChefTalksFood.blog, where as the name implies, I talk about food.

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