Generous Gratitude

DSN9118-2-MThis week I led a presentation for a local Chamber of Commerce. The subject matter was showing sincere appreciation for people. It included a time of recognizing the strengths and contributions of others and showing appreciation by doing a little more than just saying thanks.

The next day I met my grand-daughter after school. Her little brother had walked up with me and so we walked back to their home; she did her homework; and then she and I went to see gram’s (that’s what they call my wife, their grandmother) new office. After touring the office we all went out to eat; played games while waiting for our order; ate pizza; and then time to head home.

Back in the truck, on the way back to the house, my grand-daughter found a blank piece of paper and announced she was going to do an acrostic poem. She worked hard, folded the paper and put it in my pocket. Later I took the paper out of my pocket and read it (in her words and spelling)…

Toatolly cool


Always nice

Never mean




On top of the world


To: Pop            From: Hannah W.


In many of the Apostle Paul’s writings he mentions being thankful for people. I learn so much from my grandchildren. I had taught a class on showing appreciation and then I received one of the nicest gestures I have ever received. Something I’ll treasure forever.

Never underestimate the power of generous gratitude. I am now thanking God for everyone who takes time from their busy schedules to read my thoughts. Thank you so very much and God’s blessings on you.

Copyright 2013

Written by cwagganer-admin

6 Responses to “Generous Gratitude”

  1. Kathy Cooper

    very sweet!!! We never could have children, so no grandchildren, but I had nieces and nephews and now THEY have children, so I have great-nieces and nephews, and they are such a joy, and say and do the cutest and sweetest things. Congratulations on having your grandchildren, and making memories with them. In the future, they will remember you with great love!!!


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