Good morning everyone,
Last night many of us will have shown our gratitude to the NHS (and hopefully to all people who continue to work to keep essential services running for the rest of us), with the 8pm collective applause. And it’s a lovely thing to show our support in that way. I’m sure It’s extra necessary to show right now, but we should always remember to be grateful to all who help us, even in more normal times.
With that in mind, I have chosen gratitude for the subject of my quotations today.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” - John F Kennedy -
I felt that the 8pm applause in my own area might have been better supported than it was, so I’m adding a second quotation in consideration of that too. I felt disappointed that so few people who probably are grateful, didn’t take the time to show it. So I’ve added a second quotation today, too.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward -
Often we do only remember to be grateful in times of crisis, but the ideal is to live in gratitude to all of those who support our daily lives, all of the time.
I hope that you are all continuing to stay safe, and remain well, and let’s all continue to support each other and remain grateful to those to whom we owe so much.