G is for Gratitude … (#A-Z Challenge 2016)

… say it,  show it..


Recently, in a mothers forum on facebook, a lady asked a question to other members.
“When was the last time your husband said  ‘thank you’ or  ‘gave any compliment’ ?”

90% of the women said,

  • Never
  • Don’t remember
  • Before wedding
  • Thank you? My husband doesn’t know what that means
  • For few days after wedding

Felt really bad reading hundreds of comments from disappointed ladies. Don’t they deserve appreciated or at least acknowledged for all the work they do for the family?

My little girl kisses me at least a hundred times a day. Is she not being grateful?
My husband keeps surprising me with flowers, gifts, thank you messages and some long emails.

That day, I realized how lucky I am.I asked that question to myself.

Am I grateful to people around? Am I expressing it? I do acknowledge but I do not appreciate much.  I don’t express it but I wanted to.

  • I sent a birthday card with a letter to my husband. I told my daughter how grateful I am to have a such a well behaved girl. I told my mother that the desert she made for my daughter was yummy.
  • I have a cook who comes in the morning and prepares breakfast and lunch, most of the times she cooks before even I could get up. If awake, I make sure to tell her that the dish she made the previous day tasted good. My husband does the same. She smiles and says thank you.  We both know most of the times we do not like the taste but we feel thankful for her for coming early in the morning and making our lives easy.
  • I make sure to offer tea and breakfast to my helper who comes for cleaning, before she could start working. She must have tired working in many houses. Small gestures are enough to be thankful.

Do you miss thanking people? Look around. Say it Now.  That makes a lot of difference. can’t say? message, pin a note anywhere he / she can see, send a card, flowers or just a mail.

You never know if tomorrow exists. Being grateful and expressing it makes anyone more loyal and loving.


#A-Z Challenge


  1. seriously? My sweet husband thanks me every day and I thank him back!

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    1. Yes, Kathe it is common in our country. But thankfully people are changing their mind set towards their wives. It might take years to see gender equality here but I am sure one day we will see the change.


  2. The thing about happenstance is it brings one on some alt uni adventures when least expected. I was checking out a blog on the A to Z Challenge route, and found that there is a whole side challenge of check out others challenges on a Bonus circuit. So I hopped on that causeway and found myself in your blog and reading about Gratitude (from our Significant Others).

    I have to say, I feel lucky, because Mr. Quantum, my beloved, does show his gratitude on a daily basis. He’s also quite helpful around the house. I enjoyed your post here.
    Great fun seen here.

    Fim of Quantum Hermit: https://fimnorawestcaw.wordpress.com


  3. Good examples of showing gratitude. I agree — it’s important to be thankful.

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  4. Shilpa Garg · · Reply

    Thanking people, acknowledging their help/support, expressing our love for those around us… are small gestures but they mean so much for the recipient and may be even make their days or weeks. Love your examples of gratitude, Sarah! way to go!
    I am visiting from the A to Z Challenge Co-host’s Team. Hope you are having a great time reading, writing and networking with co-participants of the A to Z Challenge, Sarah. Cheers 🙂
    Co-Host AJ’s wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2016

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    1. Thank you Shilpa for dropping by. I am glad you liked it 🙂


    2. Shilpa, I am having a real good time participating in A to Z Challenge. Last year, I felt bad to write to Arlene to remove my name from the list, as I was not able to participate. This time I am so determined to survive this even after finding myself too busy to blog and specially comment on others. But I am going to visit as many as blogs as possible, read and comment.


  5. I too am so lucky to have a husband who shows his gratitude in many ways and I hope I do as well. We are very fortunate.

    @cassmob from
    Family History Across The Seas

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