Why gratitude is all that matters

Gratitude speaks more to our soul than any gift or trinket, or whispers of endearment.

Gratitude is impossible without respect,
and respect is impossible without honesty,
and honesty is impossible without sincerity.

And so it continues until we realise that expecting gratitude or appreciation from someone that lacks any of these fundamental traits in their character is an exercise in futility.

We cannot give what we don’t have.

We can therefore not be grateful of others if we lack gratitude for ourselves.