The Real McCoy

While we’re children, we’re (hopefully) taught to say “please” and “thank you.” We are rarely taught, however; to stop and carefully consider what exactly it is that we’re “please” asking for or how to feel our “thank you” on a level that teaches our hearts and souls that something has just occurred that is, regardless of size, a gift.

Since this stop on the planet we’re making is a relatively brief one, consider saying “thank you” less like an automaton. It may take an extra 3 seconds to realize why you’re saying the words, or 4 seconds for the words to sync with a feeling of gratitude, or even 5 seconds for complete recognition to take you and shake you, but the pause will be worth it.

Feel it, and then say it. It’ll be the real McCoy.

About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose.
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