Nov. 16, 2012: You can conquer the world with two little words, by Kailin Colby

November 16, 2012 by

Gratitude means the quality of feeling grateful and thankful. It can demonstrate a person’s character. By showing gratitude, we can show there is a way to speak compassionately to others.

Every time a person says thank you, the receiver feels like he or she is on the moon. They act in a way that there is never a perfect description for what they are feeling. I do think if a person did something out of the ordinary for you, that person deserves gratitude or showing him or her thankfulness.

It’s easy to say two tiny words, but some people, unfortunately, act like it is not in their vocabulary. If someone compliments you, for example, you should consider thanking them even if it does not mean a whole lot to you.

Also, appreciation is another meaning of gratitude. They are synonyms and they share a common message. Appreciation means the action of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value. In other words, speaking honestly to a person can make them feel and know that they are worthwhile.

It is uncomfortable when people don’t show gratitude. It shows we take too many things for granted. Everyone is special in his or her own way. Everyone has the moment of having the “wrong pieces of the puzzle.”

Showing gratitude can strengthen a body. You can twist it up with humor or add a dash of sincerity to what you are saying to that specific person. If you have at least that, you can conquer the “ungrateful” world!
— Kailin Colby is an eighth grader at Concordia Junior High School. She is the daughter of Rick and Mary Colby.


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