“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I was watching TV last night with my family and it amazed me how the media is bombarding us with advertisements about how “at this time of year” we all need to gather and give thanks for all that we possess. While I agree with the media’s message, I take exception to the implied suggestion that we should focus on our ability to be grateful only once a year. Don’t get me wrong, I know that we all have our own burdens and problems that we have to deal with, but when we take the time to take a step back and look at our life in a comprehensive fashion, I truly believe that most of will agree that we have so much more to be grateful for in this world than we care to admit.
I have a suggestion that my Business coach gave me that really helped my outlook on life and I how attempt to deal with most issues. Take the time to humble yourself and hold a 3 to 5 minute “gratitude session” each day where you can think of WHO and WHAT you are grateful for in your life. I think you will be amazed how much of a better outlook you will have on all that matters to you. Doing this will help you keep focused on the important people and things in your life that deserve your attention and gratitude. Remember, the simple expression “Thank you” are two of the most powerful words that one can have in their lexicon.. The practice of living a grateful life widens the road to success and makes it easier to navigate.
With all of that said, let me take this opportunity to extend a very heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who allow me to be a small part of your lives once a week. I wish you and your entire family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday filled with God’s blessings and the creation of many memories that will hold your gratitude for many years to come.
See you out there,