Thanksgiving Day is my favorite day of the year. It happens to be the day I proposed to my bride. ”Thankfully” she said yes.

Leading up to gratitude day, there are so many things that capture my attention and cause a sense of wonder.

English writer, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and

that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

If you want to exponentially multiply your gratefulness, start with opening your eyes and looking around.

Personally . . .

I am thankful for old books.

I am thankful for the sunrise I saw yesterday morning.

I am thankful for long checkout lines that remind me life is meant to be lived slowly.

I am thankful for cold water after a hard workout.

I am thankful for encouraging comments at the end of a blog.

I am thankful for strawberries on my Cheerios.

I am thankful for my front porch after a long day.

I am thankful for movies that make me cry.

I am thankful for my coworkers who make me want to be a better leader.

I am thankful for my blue sweatshirt that I wear on my day off.

I am thankful for the opportunity to double my wonder.



How about you . . . What are you thankful for?



repost from 11.16.11

Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.