The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
“she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support”
mid-15c., “good will,” from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) “thankfulness,” from Latin gratus “thankful, pleasing” (from suffixed form of PIE root *gwere- (2) “to favor”). Meaning “thankfulness” is from 1560s.
It is April 19, 2020, Week 4 of the isolation and yes I have not blogged for some time. As I spend my time getting little jobs done around the house and waiting for my first CERB, Canada Emergency Response Benefit. I got to thinking of Life’s events and trials, that the Universe has blissed me with. I realize I have a lot to be thankful for. No! Grateful for is more like it!
I won’t get into all the details but I’d like to share a few with you. You may want to grab a coffee before you sit down. Just saying!
I am approaching what would normally be a busy dock season for cottagers wanting to get out of the winter blues and enjoy the wide open space of nature. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 a lot of things have been cancelled, put on hold or cut back. This includes my being of service for cottagers. Some might ask, “What has this got to do with Gratitude and being Grateful?”
Some, specially my Brother at one time or another have mentioned it is about time I moved out on my own. Yes, at pushing onward to 59, I still live at home with my mother.
Then they may have been right. Now! They are saying how Grateful they are I am here. Mother is turning 91 this July and dealing with in some degree with memory loss. I am sure we all know what that is like or at least know someone who does. I am very Grateful to still have this time with her. .
A very humbling word at that!
Most of us go through life wishing for, wanting to be, dreaming about that person we thought we would like to be, or at least that person everyone tends to tell us we should be, and yet we never find our true purpose until it is too late.
When I was in my mid-teens I realize then my purpose (at that time) for being on this planet was to take care of my parents. I believe I have done a pretty good job thus far, yet I still have days of question. This is my old blueprint raising up, and he can strike pretty hard when he gets the mind to do so.
Did you notice I said “when he gets the mind”?
That’s right! You see one thing about the Master Key Experience I am Grateful for is I now know how to keep him from getting the mind. You can learn this to! We have a choice as to what we tell ourselves. Just check out the MasterKey Experience Pay It Forward Course!
Yes I Am Grateful for still living at home. There are so many benefits on both side of the scale to be Grateful for. Like sharing the cost of maintaining a home. Mother on her own would have to hire someone to do what I can do myself. On my own I would have to purchase a home or down size, where here I just have to maintain it.
I am also Very Grateful that my Father built our home debt free. How many people can say that?
Am I rambling?
Gratitude for the lesson I have learned in becoming a self directed thinker. Really! Why would anyone want to live their life based on what others think they should do? I mean, who’s living my life anyways?
Gratitude! COVID 19?
So we are all in the same boat once again. You are wondering what Gratitude has to do with Covid 19, right? One needs to look a little closer to what is going on in the Home Front. What is happening in a positive way for you right now. The planet is healing itself! Rather quickly in my opinion. There has been no reports of war except for the one to conquer this virus. Families are spending quality time together and getting to know each other better. Yes there are struggles but even when times were thriving there were struggles. It is part of life. If it was supper easy then what would we learn?
What am I grateful for in all of this turmoil? Well lets have a look see, shall we.
- I now have the time to do long awaited things at home.
- I am able to be home to care for my Mother.
- I get paid through the CERB. For the time being.
- I have the time to recharge, me time.
- I am not working at a job I don’t want to be at.
- I get to focus on my desires and dreams. Whatever they may be.
- Saving money, not having to drive to work.
- I get to take online courses during the day
- I can catch up on my sleep, get to sleep in at times.
- Don’t have to punch a clock.
And that is but a few right off the top of my head. So what are some of the things you are Grateful for during this Time of Recharge?
PS: I am also Grateful to have the time to get back to my blogging!