I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been waiting for my kids to do something hilarious. They haven’t been cooperating. Or maybe it’s me feeling a bit serious and I’m unable to put things in a comic perspective.
I love the idea of being thankful and generous and thoughtful. It feels good and right to be thoughtful. I used to be thoughtful. But for so long now I’ve had some excuse to be wrapped up in my own little world.
And I think that I’ve actually forgotten *how* to be thankful and generous and thoughtful.
I got a Kindle on Cyber Monday. Mostly because the kids are obsessed with my iPad and I never really get to use it. I love my Kindle! Right now I am reading A Simple Act of Gratitude. It’s about a guy having a rough time in life and he decides to write a a thank you note every day for a year.
I’m not going to fool myself by thinking I am ready for that sort of commitment, but it’s a good read.
It’s interesting to read about the people he learns to appreciate. Like his optimistic and cheerful 7-year-old daughter and the Starbucks guy who remembers his name and his usual drink.
An expression of thanks is nice but an act of thanks is meaningful.
Maybe if I read and pay attention to people who know how to be thankful and generous and thoughtful, I’ll remember how it’s done.
Have your kids (or cats) been hilarious lately?
Do you have a favorite book character that reminds you how to be thankful or generous or thoughtful?
Who steals your iPad/iPhone/Kindle/electronic device?
What book are you reading?