Friday, November 20, 2015

Gratitude Tag


With thanksgiving coming up, the reminder that we should be grateful for what we have, I thought it would be a neat idea to come up with a tag about gratitude. Focus a little less on the eating and more on the actual meaning.

What is gratitude?
It is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Often times we forget to show gratitude to one another. Our everyday life struggles get in the way of focusing on what we have and what we can do to show appreciation to one another. Thanksgiving isn't the only time to be reminded of what we are grateful for. Like the saying "You don't know what you have until you lose it." we need to be reminded of the people and things that are important to us.

With that, I give you the Gratitude Tag! Unlike tags that are centered around the things about thanksgiving (food and black Friday) this is a tag you can do any time of the year.

1. What is your favorite quote or verse that reminds you to be grateful? 
This is the day the lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it-Psalm 118:24
I like this verse because it reminds me of two things. I need to be grateful for the lord and all the things he has put in my life as well as being grateful for each and every day, good or bad.

2. Who are you grateful for? 
I am grateful for a lot of the people in my life. When I think of who I am grateful for my family instantly comes to mind, my mother especially. She is one of the biggest influences in my life and has made me an amazing person. I am grateful for my friends as well.

3. What life events are you grateful for?
I had a really difficult freshman and sophomore year, it was really horrible. I am grateful for the struggles I had then because they lead me to finding out who I am. Without those hard two years, I have no idea what kind of person I would be. Looking back on those two years now I can see that they helped me become a person I love.

4. What is something you are grateful for but often times don't think about?
Can I answer food to this? I could... I don't know I am asking myself hard questions. Music. Okay I know that is kind of like saying food but I don't really think about how grateful I am for music all the time. It's there and I appreciate it.

5. What are you going to do to show people your gratitude towards them?
Something that I want to do is thanking people more often, not for things like passing me the pepper, but being there when I need them in my life. Thanking friends for sticking with me through the hard times and family for never letting me down.

I tag:
Shelby- Every Bit of Lovely 
Elisabeth- a flyleaf
Sophia- Someplace in the Mist 
Oliva- summer of 1999
Vivian- Day- Dreamer, Night-Thinker 
and
YOU! <3

Much love to my readers,
Vanessa

16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for tagging my Vanessa! :) I will be doing this soon!

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    1. Let me know when do you it! I'd love to read it :)

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  2. eee, thank you for the tag! i'll see if i can get done soon, darling xx

    your answers are awesome. and yes, i agree with everything this post is xx

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  3. Oo this is such a good tag! I'll try to do it, but I don't think I can because of a competition I'm hosting :/

    Rukiya XX

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    1. Thank you! No worries about getting it done soon, you can do it anytime of the year (:

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  4. Hey- thanks for tagging me! I will definitely do this! Zelus and I were wondering if you would be interested in participating in this with us.

    http://shinenelevate.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/welcome-to-nerdbuzz.html

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    1. No problem, thanks for Tagging me in the blogger buddies tag. I would love to participate in it but I don know if I have enough time too!

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    2. Haha, no problem! I understand the time crunch- everything's so busy right now! Let me know if you get the time, but don't worry about it :). There will be plenty of other tags to do!

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    3. Sadly I don't think I will have time anytime soon. Can't wait to be less busy

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  5. Oh my goodness I love this tag so much and I'm so excited to do it now!!!! Thanks for the tag (and such a good reminder) ^-^

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    1. I was excited when the idea struck me! Also excited to read your responses to it!

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  6. #3 is so poignant and sticks with me, as well. Our past events, choices, mistakes, dreams, and hopes definitely shape us into who we are... sometimes it's so easy to look at the bad memories and wish that things were different, but then our present would be different, too.
    Love this idea so much - Canadian Thanksgiving was last month, but this is still so relevant. :)

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    1. Yes! Someone who sees if like I do. Even though in the moment it was bad in the long run it turned out to be okay.
      Oh hey, well this way if you want to do the tag you still can! Glad you dropped by!

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  7. Thanks so much for adding my button!! It really means a lot. I really appreciate all of your help and support!
    -Vivian

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