Gratitude List – 5 Reasons Why

Gratitude List - Shelagh McKibbon-U'Ren and Glory St. Germain

Gratitude List - Who, What & 5 Reasons Why

A Gratitude List is something that is very personal. We all have experienced some form of gratitude.  Gratitude is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of expressing or displaying appreciation for something that one has received or will receive.  The aim of a gratitude list is to help us focus on the good things in our life and to be grateful.  At times, we all tend to just take things for granted.  Writing a Gratitude List - helps us reflect on what's important in our life.

This week, as our USA friends celebrate Thanksgiving - a day  of giving thanks - it got me thinking about my own gratitude list.  There are so many things and so many people on my gratitude list that I am grateful for in my life, I could write an entire book on gratitude alone. (Don't panic, there's no book to buy...

One of the people on my list is Shelagh McKibbon-U'Ren - Executive Director of UMT.  I am so grateful for her kindness, patience, vision, "VERY FUSSY" editing, incredible blog writing and most importantly treasured friendship.  She is truly a blessing in my life, as is the rest of the UMT Team.

As my list continues it includes:

Ray St. Germain & Family

  • My Family - 5 beautiful talented musical children and 7 grandchildren.
  • My Students - hundreds of them and their amazing parents.
  • My Mentors - the ones that paved the way and inspire me to carry on.
  • My Friends - which includes YOU - my very wonderful colleagues!

Gratitude List - Ray St. Germain & Glory St. GermainThen my Gratitude List turned to ONE person... my husband of 38 years - the legendary Ray St. Germain.

YEP, I had a little tear in my eye as I was thinking about and writing about the 5 Reasons I am grateful for him.

I am so grateful for my amazing husband Ray St. Germain because:

  1. So many years ago I fell in love with his incredible singing voice and the magical way that he connects with his audience when he performs.
  2. He always brings me a Tim's Coffee with 2 shots of vanilla bean and sometimes wraps a $20 bill around it if he got lucky and won at the slot machine (on his way to Tim's to get my coffee).
  3. He makes me laugh every day... he's just that funny and I LOVE seeing his dimples when he smiles at me.
  4. He is my greatest supporter in my business adventures and "pretends" to be interested in everything I do.
  5. He is the love of my life, my best friend and a wonderful role model for our children and grandchildren. I love you.

I also have deep gratitude for YOU.... my customer, my inspiration. YOU are the reason I work so hard, dream of how I can make your life easier, better, more fun, help you make more money, find new ways to connect with your students, create products, courses and ultimately shine a little light in the path of your life.

Thank YOU for supporting Ultimate Music Theory!

P.S. Share below - Who is the 1 person or the 1 thing you are grateful for and 5 reasons why...

In Gratitude - Happy Thanksgiving, Glory St. Germain


5 thoughts on “Gratitude List – 5 Reasons Why”

  • Shelagh says:

    Wow – what a great message. Thank you SO much Glory! You made me tear up too. With so many of us trying to balance so much – students, music parents, children (bio and chosen), families, budgets, work, schedules, dishes, laundry…. – it IS so important to stop and make a gratitude list! Thank you for reminding me of this.

  • Gayle says:

    I am very grateful to all my students and friends and family as well who are there with their support and encouragement. I agree writing a gratitude list is a way to look at your life from a very positive position and always makes me feel better when I see and think about all the things I am grateful for.
    I first learned about doing this from watching the Oprah Winfrey show a few years ago and reading the book the Secret.

  • Aimee says:

    A great list Glory. I am grateful to be alive after my heart attack 5 years ago. I was pronounced dead for 3 minutes, but revived with a balloon in my heart.
    I say thank you for another day, thank you for the hot water in my bathtub, thank you for the lights.
    I could go on. I am so grateful for every day I get to enjoy with my family and friends. Have a great Thanks giving everyone, Aimee

  • Heather says:

    Hi Glory
    Today is my birthday and I am extremely grateful for my Mother and Father.
    1. My Mother has MS and was told never to have children. She gave me this amazing thing called “life”.
    2. Mom looked after me diligently until her MS took over and forced her to bed. I was a baby.
    3. My Father looked after me from the moment he came home from work until he left in the morning. Any time I was ill, Dad came to the rescue. We would play games, read or drive around in the old truck.
    4. Even though Mom had no energy and sometimes could barely walk, we always had awesome meals and “crazy chocolate cake”. Our home was spotless and I was always dressed like a princess. She was exhausted.
    5. My Mom and Dad are fantastic, loving people. I believe they should be given a celebration today! All I had to do was “show up”. They did all the hard work!
    Love you Mom & Dad, HUGS!

  • Nancy says:

    What is true is we all have sooo much and take it sooo for granted. Thanks for helping us stop and think about all the incredible people in our lives and the amazing abundance we live with! Nancy

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