Friday, April 15, 2011

Measured Gratitude...

In the opinion of this 'humble' blog mistress...
the concept of 'gratitude' and giving thanks seems to mean vastly different things to different people....
There are the "Gushers"....
the ones who shower their benefactor with lavish language and gifts and somewhat superfluous innuendo...
leaving said benefactor wondering as to the level of sincerity being cast forward...
YUCK...
On the other side of the equation, there are the "Tightwads"...
These are people who can NEVER bring themselves to actually SHOW their gratitude....
They find this display of emotion and/or vulnerability, somehow WEAK...beneath them...
They are CHEAP with their words....STINGY...
leaving the other person wondering whether they even appreciate the efforts and kindnesses
which have been bestowed upon them....
SUPER YUCK....
I say that there has to be a MIDDLE GROUND....
a place where one can express thanks and love and deep appreciation without seeming SILLY
or FALSE....
a place where SINCERITY is paramount....
where there is no question as to INTENTION.....
Just thinking out loud.....

Shabbat Shalom to you all...
And Chag Kasher Visameiach...
A Happy and Kosher Passover