There is more to gratitude than being thankful.

RAFT Team, August 10, 2011

So much has been written and told of gratitude. Feeling full of gratitude myself, I turned to the dictionary to see what Merriam Webster had to say:

gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)oōd|
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Ah ha! "readiness to show appreciation for and return kindness". We often are thankful, appreciative and grateful in our lives but do we return sincere kindness? If the kindness is not sincere then the fullness of gratitude is lessened.

So today, I am going to try to return the kindness for all things and people I have thankfulness for. Expand the dimension of gratitude just a bit further, expand on my return of kindness and reciprocation. I can only imagine that it would expand my heart and my place in the world.

I will let you know how it goes...