Day 119/365 What is Gratitude?

I have been reading through some old journals lately. I love coming across where I’ve jotted down things my children have said. Often they are so wise.

On this one occasion, a few years back, I had been reminding them of the importance of gratitude.

Beau asked, “What does gratitude mean?”

I replied, “It means being thankful for all that you have…not just for things, but especially for the wonderful people in our lives…for the kindness of others…for all of the beauty in the world…for everything

To notice it and appreciate it.  That is gratitude.”

She looked at me and said, “So really, Mommy, gratitude is LOVE.”

(Sigh)

Yes.  Exactly.

Bug collecting expedition with Papa