Humbly Grateful or Grumbly Hateful

Last week I wrote a few times about our hats, tasks, responsibilities-whatever you may want to call them. I would like to add one more question of myself and you.  (I’ve told you before that I ask a lot of questions…not just of others but of myself).

My question revolves around the word attitude.  What is my attitude as I prepare for the things that must be done this week?

A very very long time ago I heard a missionary, who served on foreign soil,  ask the question in this way.

Am I humbly grateful or grumbly hateful?

How about you?

Please feel free to share a comment!




  1. Jill Harrison says:

    Thanks, Cindi, for giving me pause to check my own attitude…….
    This made me think of a quotation about attitude that I wrote and saved ( credit to Ann Voskamp, I think!)

    “I will not desecrate this moment with ignorant hurry or sordid ingratitude.”
    A great reminder to SLOW down, and choose to be humbly grateful, in every moment.

    • Cindi says:

      Jill, That is so very true. Sometimes I miss great moments by grumbling but sometimes I am just going tooooooo fast. Thank you!

  2. Amy Turon says:

    Gratitude is the door to a happy life – in every way. Ann Voskamp is one shining example. Love her work. Keeping a gratitude journal helps us to learn how to stay in an attitude of gratitude all day long. Always looking for things to be grateful for, all day long!

    • Cindi says:

      Amy, A gratitude journal is a wonderful idea. Last year I gave family members Gratefulness Jars for Christmas. I asked them to jot things down all year and throw them in the jars in anticipation of reading all of the them on December 31. You just reminded me of that. Thank YOU.

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