With Gratitude


Woke up in a beautiful mood
the bright sun, illuminating my room

I say an internal thank you
for a beautiful day,
lets see to how many people
I can thank throughout the day

Going out for breakfast
taken to my seat by the hostess,
served by the waitress
and when I’m all done,
it’s all cleared and cleaned
by the very efficient
busboy on the scene

I thank each one
for the jobs they all do
I let them all know
“I appreciate you”

Sometimes, depending where I am
like a state fair or ball game,
in the restrooms there are
hard-working cleaning attendants,
so I tip $5 every here and there
a form of gratitude, for their type of work

If everyone would quit
what they considered
a demeaning job,
none of us would get to enjoy the places
that allow us all, to have so much fun



Photo: Bingfreeimages


21 thoughts on “With Gratitude

  1. This is really lovely and a beautiful message, a kind word , a show of appreciation and respect can make all the difference, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”… Maya Angelou.

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