Gratefulness is like . . .


Gratitude is like a lifeboat saving us from drowning.

Gratefulness is comparable to collecting with a magnet the invisible iron filings in the water.

Gratitude is a thirst-quenching glass of water after a thirsty hot summer day.

Gratitude is the simple enjoyment of a candlelight in a dark room, in the middle of the night.

Gratefulness is allowing oneself to breathe fresh air when taking a break from the desk.

Gratitude is taking a quiet time to open the lunch bag, after a busy and overwhelming morning at work.

It’s the feeling, when picking up the phone to call and enjoy a conversation with a good friend we didn’t speak with in a while.

It’s the simple, honest smile the father expressed despite the tiredness of the long day at the assembly line.

Gratitude is just sitting down for a few minutes in the middle of a long trek in autumn…

Dodzi Jean-Antoine Amemado is a university scholar. He also works with the Federal Government in Ottawa.

  • Lorraine Majcen
    Posted at 11:42h, 25 January Reply

    Great reminders of gratitude! Thank you

  • Lorella D'Cruz
    Posted at 02:38h, 27 January Reply

    Gratitude, like mercy, “blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” It is not to be withheld, as Jesus admonished in the parable of the ten lepers healed of their affliction, and as the author of this piece has very effectively communicated with his succinct analogies.

  • John Elijah McCarthy
    Posted at 11:37h, 30 January Reply

    This is brilliant, very inspiring and brings one to the point of self reflection. May God bless the works of your hands.

  • Esther Buckley
    Posted at 20:58h, 31 January Reply

    Gratitude is waking up each morning and thanking God for another day and thanking Him again at the end of the day .
    Also thanking God for good neighbours. I am alive today because of the help given me by a very special neighbour.

  • Pierre Sossou
    Posted at 20:55h, 02 February Reply

    Gratitude is sharing these gratefulness lines full of wisdom and sagacity. Like it.

    Posted at 22:05h, 02 February Reply

    Gratitude is everyday’s thanks for everything…

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