Skip to main content

G is for Gratitude

G is for Gratitude, something that we should show daily for all the things that we have.

All too often we get wrapped up in the disappointments that life hands us and forget to be grateful for what we have. We also forget that there are those less fortune than we are, until it ends up in our faces.

The holiday season brings charity and poverty to the forefront. It is then that we begin to say thank goodness for the fact that it is not us. It is then that we dig into our wallets instead of our hearts in order to ease the momentary guilt that we feel for not being among the unfortunate masses. It is actually a shame that we need guilt to make us give.

Gratitude for not being homeless, or hungry is not enough. We forget to be thankful for family and friends that ground us, and lift us up from the lows of life. It is something that we should do daily but showing gratitude appears to be more difficult than showing resentment for those that have more than we do. There are those that believe the ones with the most should give the most, yet it is those that have the least that often give without thinking about the consequences to themselves or their well-being.

Have you remembered to be grateful today? Do you show gratitude to those that give their all to you? Are you showing gratitude for the struggles and the triumphs in this life? Do you remember to be thankful for the little things? Gratitude keeps you young, resentment can suck the life from you.

Popular posts from this blog


The statue was becoming discolored from the rain, green and blue blotches were everywhere. Frustration was taking its toll on the artist as he tried to match the original color with only an ounce left in the can. The feedback on the original concept had been mixed at best and now the rains had left him with a disaster threatening his career.
What is the statue of? Why is the discoloration causing the creator so much concern?
The word is Left, and this flash comes in at 62 of 75 word limit. Go over to M3 for the official rules and this quarters words for Finding the Path.
The first three books in the series are on sale this month and as usual the first ebook in the series is free in the Redmund Productions bookstore.

Hot Flash!

“No, it’s too hot.”
“You’re delusional, it’s fine.”
“Not it’s too hot.”
“It’s a tub of ice. It is a reach to say it is hot.”
She walked away and left him sitting there to think about what he was actually trying to say.
----------------------------------------------------------------- Why is there a tub of ice there? Is something wrong with him? Who is she? ______________________________________ The word is reach. The limit was 50 words, this post comes in at 44 words. Click the link to go to M3 and the official rules.

Flash in the Pan: Regress

Up, down, right, left.
The motion was making his hands numb but he was determined beat the game once and for all. The idea that he could not make it to the end of the level by the time they called him to dinner was unacceptable.
“Is that all he does all day, at 40?”
“What caused him to regress?”
“He knows he’s dying.”
What is he dying from would cause him to regress? Is he actually regressing or simply in denial?
The word is regress, this piece comes in at 65 of the 75 word limit. For the official rules visit the M3 blog and join in the fun.
Thank you for sharing this post with the hashtags #flashinthepan #flashfiction and #findingthepath