The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness

The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness

Posted on April 15, 2016 by


The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness

The Only Appropriate Response Is Gratefulness Easter selfie


You think this is just another day in your life.
It’s not just another day.
It’s the one day that is given to you: today.
It’s given to you.
It’s a gift.
It’s the only gift that you have right now.
And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.
If you do nothing else, cultivate that response through the great gift that this unique day is.  
If you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well…
Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you.
Then it will really be a good day.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

This poem came to me at just the right time from the lovely website, First Sip. I share it with you, with gratitude for all the blessings in my life, everything in this photo: my children, my husband, my family, my health, my home.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 3

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    December 31, 2016

    […] fierce love I have for my children. I thought and wrote about the fleetingness of this life, of gratitude for the smallest of moments, and of intuition and being in the […]

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      April 19, 2016

      Isn’t that the truth? All we can do is our best…thank you so much for stopping by today.

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