That’s all. Just thanks.
Thanks for your interest. Thanks for your support. Thanks for reading these words and thanks for writing your own. Thanks for the effort and the difference you make. Thanks for being here and thanks for being you.
Today, 21 September, is World Gratitude Day. Yeah, I know, I know. There’s a World Significant Something Or Another Day every day of the week and often twice on Sundays. Most of these pass us harmlessly by but this is one that I think is worth observing.
We’ve all got a lot to be thankful for, but sometimes we forget to remember this. Some people make the practice of gratitude a regular activity, cheerily flouting the need for an official occasion. Many do this through writing gratitude lists on a daily, weekly or spontaneously blossoming basis. Others take delight in devising an abundance of creative ways to say thanks.
Finding words to express the immense depth and dimensions of our gratitude can be hard, and it may well be that this is one occasion when our actions can better convey our meaning. But perhaps the challenge of writing down clearly and honestly what we are most grateful for is one for all of us to embrace. Surely it is worth doing despite – or perhaps because of – the difficulty.
I don’t have any advice for you about how to do this, except to invite you to try it. Why not find out how artfully you can wrap your thanks in language, however simple or complex it seems?
And be grateful, whatever happens.
For who or what are you grateful? What words can best express your thanks?