You are receiving this on our Thanksgiving Monday in Canada – and this is where we – you & I – are going to play today.
A couple years ago I “stepped up” my gratitude. I start my day sharing what I feel thanks for, out loud. – either to my boys, the universe or anyone who is jogging by me if I’m doing it on my run! My written signature is always pre-empted with “with gratitude”. People who do jobs that no one wants to do, like clean toilets in public stalls, or dirty meal trays in a food court – I will stop, acknowledge them by name and look them in the eye with a genuine, Thank you.
Gratitude. It’s huge. Giving it, I have now learned, gives me so much. It’s a wonderful cyclical affect.
How are you making gratitude a priority in your life?
Scale of 1 -10, how is it fueling you?
How does it link to your values?
Maybe the better question is
What’s the gap in your life because you are not?
This Thanksgiving Monday I give you these questions to consider for yourself. At our Thanksgiving dinner my family will go around the table to share what we each have gratitude for. I offer to you to consider doing this too and even sharing what you do in the next year that will take this to the next level.
Lastly, my boys and I go door-to-door a week before Thanksgiving, collecting non-perishable food items for a local food bank. This year a school friend joined in as well and within 2 hours we collected over 215 items. What I love about this tradition the boys and I share, is that when you ask the boys why we do it, their response is “by helping others, it’s a way we can show thanks.”.
With love & gratitude