11.13.2013

Gratitude shmatitude ....


Everybody is doing it.

That month of gratitude thing ... on social media.

And to be completely honest, I don't know how I feel about it.

I mean, if anyone wants to express gratitude I think that is a good great idea, no matter when or how it is done.

But for me? I think I am out. It's just not my cup of tea to jump on the bandwagon {imagine that, Mindy doing her own thing ... again}. And, there is something that just doesn't sit right with me announcing it on social media. Again, that is, it doesn't set right if I were to post it on social media.

I have seen quite opposites of reactions too. One friend posted that if it was done on Facebook or Twitter it was insincere. Now, I don't agree with that, but a strong opinion nonetheless. Another suggested that we {gasp!} write it down in our journals. I even thought, "Or in our daily prayers." But then again, that's me, unbelievably publicly private. :)

But I digress. As I mentioned, I think it is always a great idea to express genuine and sincere gratitude. So, in my own publicly private way, I decided to express gratitude in the walls of my own home.

I went outside, stood on my front porch, and broke off branches from a little bush. I stuck them in a vase. Asked my sister to make perfectly round circles, with a hole punched out of the top, in super cute patterned paper.


And voila

It's still a little more barren than I would like, but it will get there. :) 

Each little circle has written on it something that Claire, myself or other visitors of our home are grateful for.  


And it is done in a perfectly, private way for me. :)

P.S. For what it is worth, I do believe in them ... miracles that is. I hope you do too. :)

How do YOU express your gratitude?
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7 comments:

Madeline said...

I agree with you about the social media thing! I don't hate it but.. I don't love it. I want to make a gratitude tree with my students!

Avree said...

I'm with you. Some people manage to do it tastefully but a lot of times it turns into an excuse to brag ("I'm so thankful for my amazing husband who sends me flowers every month!)

bashashhazbaz said...

that is a truly creative and cool idea you did with the branches!

bashashhazbaz said...

that is a truly creative and cool idea you did with the branches!

maria said...

I feel like people use this month as an excuse to annoy everyone with everything they are grateful for. i am grateful for the "block" button on Facebook ;) jk but forreals, if you really want to be grateful, be grateful all year long, not just on the month of november.

maria said...

I feel like people use this month as an excuse to annoy everyone with everything they are grateful for. i am grateful for the "block" button on Facebook ;) jk but forreals, if you really want to be grateful, be grateful all year long, not just on the month of november.

Shan said...

I love that idea!

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