Were You Actually Grateful or Thankful This Weekend?

This Thanksgiving weekend, a friend called to say he was reaching out to the people he was thankful for – and just wanted to let me know how he felt.

My mind immediately began thinking about what else the call could have been about? I remembered that I intended to send him a book. I thought about the last time we talked. And then it hit me, he was actually exercising his ability to be thankful.

Wow, what a concept.

Were you actually grateful and thankful this weekend?

It is a choice. It is a habit.  For me, it is something I aspire to exercise more regularly … What about you?

Looking back over the past few weeks, I recognize that I have been pushing hard – with a focus on finishing the year strong. Maybe it's time to recognize how much progress was made and intentionally focus on making people feel appreciated and capable instead?

Scar tissue, resentment, frustration, and fear are unnecessary and counterproductive. It's time to figure-out what feels good and do more of it.

With that in mind, here is a picture of me with my awesome wife and oldest son at the Cowboys game.  We had a great Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, you did too.



This public service message has been presented by the part of me that knows better. Hopefully, the part of you that knows better will notice it.

Have a great rest of the year.

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