Words on Gratitude

Maria Malone By Maria Malone, 29th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Expressing gratitude is an important aspect of joyful living and kind deeds should be acknowledged and never expected from anyone or left unappreciated. Gratitude should be shown to family members, friends, acquaintances, and strangers; it matters not who is doing the kind deed, only that it is appreciated!

Words on Gratitude

Whether a helpful deed,
Kind thought, or prepared food -
Any display of kindness indeed
Deserves sincere gratitude
Which in turn plants a seed
To multiply, a loving feed
So lose the attitude
That you expect as much
From anyone at any time;
A most thankless mood!
For no-one owes you such
And any display is simply rude.

Some Related Quotes on Gratitude

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
John Milton

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
Lauryn Hill

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

More of my poems related to gratitude:
1. An Image of an Angel
2. Caring Gestures
3. Poems of Gratitude for Mother's Day

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A former English major, writing and photography is my passion.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Wonderfully uplifting and great quotes! :-)) *Thanks*

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Wonderful article,in this hurry and flurry of life a simple thank you is often felt but not said, great insight and super quotes... I like your style and attitude Maria, and for that I say thank you my elegant friend:0)

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author avatar Buzz
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Very beautiful message, my friend. Thanks for the wonderful share to us all.

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
30th Jul 2011 (#)

These are inspiring quotes Maria :)

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author avatar Denise O
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Great poem and I love the quotes. Great job Maria. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you to all of my Wikinut friends for your wonderful comments, I do appreciate your support!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
30th Jul 2011 (#)

Beautiful Maria. Thank you.

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author avatar Songbird B
30th Jul 2011 (#)

A really well thought out poem, for which I thank you, Maria..lol. Loved the quotes and images too. Just wonderful talented work my friend\0/x

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author avatar richardpeeej
31st Jul 2011 (#)

I loved the quotes and your poem too Maria. I also loved the sentiment of your poem. Your Rudbeckia picture is lovely. I have the very same flowers, and colour too in my garden.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww132/richardpeeej/Garden%20July%202011/SAM_0019-1.jpg

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author avatar Carol
31st Jul 2011 (#)

Beautifully expressed Maria, well done!

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author avatar Retired
31st Jul 2011 (#)

A beautifully expressive work of poetry. Thanks!

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
2nd Aug 2011 (#)

I believe that gratitude is the key to happiness! This was lovely, Maria. Thank you..

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author avatar Maria Malone
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you all for your lovely comments, I am so grateful for you all!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Aug 2011 (#)

Great poem with a wonderful message.
Beautiful flowers!

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author avatar D in The Darling
20th Aug 2011 (#)

And all I can say is; thanks for this great article.

God bless!

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author avatar Maria Malone
22nd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Rath and D, it is appreciated!

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author avatar Vernazoa
3rd Sep 2011 (#)

You have planted a seed today of "Beauty"... may the smiles grow.

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author avatar Maria Malone
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Vernazoa, Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such a lovely comment!

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
16th Sep 2011 (#)

Much beauty in the words "Thank you"...and much grace in the ones who form those words with their lips and with their hearts.

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author avatar Maria Malone
16th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you Jeff!

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author avatar Teila
22nd May 2012 (#)

Excellent!!

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
10th Sep 2013 (#)

Let me comment by quote of Rumi: "Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life".

Thank you for meaningful article.

Thank

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author avatar Maria Malone
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Teila and Zhalya for your kind and thoughtful comments!

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