Monday, April 13, 2015

Definitions: Gratitude and...

Busy days so I can only offer you a couple of words to ponder this week.


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grat • it • tude 
/ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun

The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. 

An emotion expressing appreciation for what one has — as opposed to an emphasis on what one wants.

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en • ti • tle • ment 
/inˈtīdlmənt,enˈtīdlmənt/ noun

The feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something simply for no other reason than because of who you are

An irrational belief that you deserve things even when you have done nothing towards earning them or expressed appreciation for their true worth, and or even acknowledged those who have actually labored for them. 

A thought process that is void of gratitude and often deadly to relationships.

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I am familiar with both words and unfortunately I have had plenty more run-ins/confrontations with  the entitled than with the gracious. The following is perhaps the most effective way I have learned to deal with entitlement issues:

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Enjoy your week and as always feel free to share not just your vote, 
but also your thoughts.






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