52 Weeks of Gratitude [Week Nine]: How Did You Do & Feel?

Okay…am I the only person who feels confused about this question? How did I do and feel on what?! Not gonna lie, I totally looked up answers from other bloggers to see how they answered. Mental note: Everyone interpreted this differently!

I found one blogger who interpreted it as how I did expressing my gratitude to the people I mentioned in week eight and how I felt about this. So…I’m going with that!

I basically gave them all gratitude in the same manner. I’m a pretty vocal person – when I really appreciate something someone has done, they know it.

I tell my dad as much as possible how much I love him and how grateful I am to have him in my life. When I finished undergrad and grad school, I let him and my mom know that I couldn’t have done this without their support and I will never forget it. It felt nice, especially when seeing their faces. My dad has a hard time vocalizing his feelings and we bump heads a lot, so I think he really takes things to heart when he hears that I truly appreciate him.

“You’ll stay with me?’
Until the very end,’ said James.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I tell my grandma all the time that she’s a wonderful person, letting her know that my childhood would’ve been rather mundane without her in it. When I see her smile after I tell her how great of a person she is, I end up smiling myself. I don’t think she realizes how remarkable she is – so seeing her know that I think she’s wonderful makes me feel so happy and delighted.

“A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand.”
― Karen Gibbs, A Gallery of Scrapbook Creations

Watson (a.k.a. Steve) and I are known for expressing our gratitude towards one another. As much as I tell him he’s a marvelous person, he tells me the same even more so. We both express our gratitude through speech, letters, birthday cards, etc. I can’t speak for him, but knowing that we are both so grateful for one another is such a euphoric feeling that it makes me want to express my gratitude and love for people more and more.

“I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

Chris is the one person I wish I could’ve shown my gratitude towards him more. When he came into my life, I had a really hard time letting people know how I felt – both in a positive and negative manner. He’s the one who really helped me begin my journey of overcoming this obstacle, and I’m never going to be able to tell him. There are days I wish I could turn back time and simply tell him he’s loved; I want to let him know I am grateful to have him in my life and that his life is worth so much more than he thinks it is. But I can’t for he’s gone. After his loss, I realized how important it is to vocalize more. He is the one who brought my voice back, making me realize that not everyone thinks less of me – that people are grateful for me too.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
― A.A. Milne

My theory has been proven correct – the 52 Weeks of Gratitude posts are DEFINITELY getting more and more touchy-feely…oh well.

Who are you grateful for? How do you feel when you share your gratitude?

Happy Reading!

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Author of Bookmark Your Thoughts, both the Tumblr and WordPress book review blogs. I'm a tea drinking, book loving librarian who just loves literature.

3 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Gratitude [Week Nine]: How Did You Do & Feel?

    1. He was pretty amazing. It’s been just over 10 years – crazy eh? He’d totally compliment yet mock my book blog…because he was a bum lol! He was really an important part of how I became who I am today 🙂

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