How Can You Show Gratitude?

Can you be grateful and show your gratitude for something even if you don’t get credit for it? Being grateful for something or someone can be defined as doing something for someone without expecting to get anything in return. Can you do that? Have you done it?

I was driving back to NJ from Richmond one day and stopping off at a Waffle House on the way home. While I was there, I noticed that there was a table of Gentlemen in the Armed Service also eating. While I am not in support of war, I certainly am a supporter of our Service people who provide our freedom. They are willing to put their lives on the line so I can do the simple task of eating at Waffle House.

I started to think how grateful I was for them and wanted to show my appreciation. I called my waitress over and asked her how much their bill was. I asked her to let me pay for it and when they were finished to simply tell them that someone had already paid for them. With that, I paid their bill and mine and walked out.

Be Well.


  1. Carol on April 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Wow,that is so cool! I bet it was a great suprise to them. They don’t get paid near enough of what they deserve. What a great way to show appreciation!

  2. […] 5. Select your leisure activities wisely. Devote your leisure time to activities that help you to enrich the lives of other people. You may want to do formal volunteer work for a cause you believe in. Even eating out can qualify if you keep the focus on helping others to enjoy themselves and leave a generous tip for the servers. I wrote about this before in a post titled, How You Can Show Your Gratitude. […]

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