Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart

graciousandgratefulOne of the most essential life lessons I have tried to share with my 3 kids has been the importance of being grateful and gracious.  It doesn’t take much to say thank you and be grateful for what you have.

It’s the little things in life that matter most, don’t you think?

Family and friends that love you.

Food on the table. Low FODMAP, preferably! Ha!

A roof over your head.

Oh…and a good attitude helps too.  Focusing on what you have in your life rather than what you don’t.

Sharing your appreciation for those that make your day a little bit brighter or easier can go very, very far.  I think it makes you a whole lot happier too when you share your grateful heart.

You alone have the ability to make someone feel appreciated and important…by simply opening you mouth and uttering the words thank you. How easy is that? 🙂

Being gracious and grateful, to me, is the essence of living a fulfilling life.  

And so, during our Thanksgiving holiday week, I would like to say Thank YOU  for all of your sweet and kind words over the past few years.  It means a lot! gratefulheart


4 replies on “Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart

  • Terri Sidell

    Dear Kate,
    Thank-You for all you have done and continue to do. When I read your write up in the Suburban Woman of DuPage Co.,IL., Nov. 15,2010 issue, while taking my husband to the eye doctor, my world was enlightened. I knew I couldn’t eat a lot of foods but didn’t know why. I knew I had Lactose Intolerance, and read a lot about different types of sugars such as glucose,galactose,but didn’t really understand what it all meant. And I also knew that after 10 yrs. on a Gluten Free diet did not help, I still could not eat all those fruits & vegetables that are suppose to be so good for one. And thank-you for being so kind as to answer questions.

  • Trish

    Dear Kate, Thanks so much for all your wisdom and dietary advice. I am in Australia and use the Monash and Sue Shepherd pages for initial information, but your website is my go-to page for updated information and interesting recipes – even if I have to translate to Southern Hemisphere seasons! I lived in the US for a number of years so that is no hardship. Thanks again.

  • BethB

    I’m grateful for so much, not the least is the knowledge and FODMAPs wisdom you pass on to the world. And your recipes, yum. ; ) Happy Thanksgiving to you and to everyone who is bravely working on gut stuff.

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