Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Playing Around with Gratitude

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You’ve probably heard of having an “attitude of gratitude.” Well, I’m all for that. Noticing what's going on around and within us and then expressing gratitude feels good. We’re more likely to help others, have more physical energy, and worry less. Express your thanks to whomever or whatever you want; I believe that's less important than the decision to look for something to be grateful for. 

I started playing around with the phrase "attitude of gratitude" and came up with a bunch of other kinds of “-itudes.” Just for fun, consider the following:
Gladitude – making happiness a habit

Raditude – being far out, man!

Gonaditude – deciding to make a baby

Baditude – Whoa! Get outa the way!

Maditude – ticked off all the time -- Grrrr......

Saditude – Even when there’s nothing wrong, I feel blue.

Daditude – Father knows best. OR Your daddy loves you. You pick.

Faditude – least until it goes out of style

Haditude – stuck in the past

Caditude – what a jerk

Paditude – home sweet home

Plaiditude – Gotta love those Scottish prints.

Straditude – There's only one violin worth playing.

Taditude – always chopping life into tiny little bits

Aditude – what you need to make it in an ad agency

Additude – avoids subtraction whenever possible


Anonymous said...

May 13,2010
Kate, I really enyoyed this segment on attitude of gratitude, often I play around with thoughts and words allowing me to seek an enhanced sense of being for the moment, I like to think of it as arriving at a newer plateau. Therefore, may I add, platitude to your list of kinds of "-itudes" just for fun.

Kate Thompson said...

Thanks for commenting, Anonymous. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. And I happily accept platitude as you describe it!

Sorry for the delay in responding; I've been out of commission due to surgery.